Permanency Law

Permanency Law for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: What Everyone Needs to Know
Presented by Judge Lillian Miranda (ret), Jaime Caron, Attorney Amy Karp, Honorable Sally Padden, Elizabeth Armstrong and Attorney Patricia Scibeck

The panelists will discuss the Permanency Law in Massachusetts as it applies to youth aging out of foster care, including the  legal obligations imposed by this law, the court's role in Permanency Planning, the Department's policies and procedures and clinical perspectives.


Thank you to our sponsors! 

BC Graduate School of Social Work

Dave Thomas Foundation

UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst College of Education

UMass Amherst College of Natural Sciences

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

One Simple Wish

One Simple Wish offering scholarships for 50 youth to attend the Rudd-REFCA conference.  If you are a young person that has experienced foster care and you would like to learn more about how One Simple Wish can help, please at or read this FAQ.

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