KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Just because a youth is in foster care does NOT mean they have no RIGHTS!
Have a question or problem with your foster care placement?
The ombudsman serves as a neutral party in assisting youth in DFPS care with complaints, solving problems, and understanding your rights.
Download the brochure about foster care placement (PDF)
Online: Submit your question or complaint online (link is external).
Toll-free: 844-286-0769 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Youths have a right to a copy of the Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care (short version) (long version) have it explained to them.
Effective September 1, 2017, an 11th or 12th grade student may be eligible to graduate and receive a high school diploma if they fail no more than two end-of-courses, provided they successfully complete the curriculum requirements required for high school graduate. This law only applies to an 11th or 12th grade student who has failed to comply with the end-of-course assessment for not more than two courses.