New Calif. Guidance Takes Aim At Foster Student Data-Sharing

Law360, New York (September 1, 2016, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A trio of California regulatory agencies has developed guidance to help school districts and child welfare agencies figure out how to securely share data on students in foster care who are entitled to a range of special services, the state's attorney general said Thursday.

The new statewide guidance — which was created through a collaborative effort between the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Children's Justice and the state's

— is meant to promote greater sharing of data between schools and welfare agencies about foster children who may not be getting all the educational and mental health services that are available...

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