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How you can help NJ kids who age out of foster care

"Age Out Angels" is dedicated to helping children transition from foster care to independent living.

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When NJ’s foster kids leave the system, where do they go?

Of the 7,138 foster children on New Jersey's books in 2014, the latest year for which data is available, hundreds transitioned out of foster care without the benefit of a permanent connection to family.

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More foster children in NJ are being placed with families. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
More foster children in NJ are being placed with families. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey shows progress in placing foster kids with families

A new Kids Count report shows that ever since the state settled a federal lawsuit over the housing of foster children, the vast majority of those kids are now sheltered with families.  

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Report On NJ Foster Care System Raises Alarms [AUDIO]

A new report finds New Jersey is not doing enough to protect young children in the foster care system.

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New Report Raises Questions About Jersey’s Child Welfare Agency [AUDIO]

The federal monitor overseeing improvements at the Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, which used to be DYFS, has issued a new report that finds progress is being made - but there are still big problems.

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NJ Kids Supported By Kinship Caregivers, According To A New Report [AUDIO]

A new "Kids Count" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds New Jersey is leading the nation when it comes to supporting kinship caregivers.

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DCF Launches YouTube Video About Youth Safety [AUDIO]

Even though you're 18, we've got your back.

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