Utah

State Coordinator

Division of Children and Family Services
Jennifer Larson
Adolescent Program Administrator
Utah Transition to Adult Living Services
195 North 1995 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 707-9734
Fax: (801) 538-3993
Email: jblarson@utah.gov

Agency Website

2012 Chafee Allocation

$943,521
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2012 ETV Allocation

$314,609
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Number of youth 16-21 (most current AFCARS data - 2009)

813
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State's Chafee Mission Statement

Information is currently unavailable.

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Who is eligible for Chafee services?

All youth 14 and over who have 12 months or more of transition to adult living services. Youth in out-of-home care on their 18th birthday are eligible for services until age 21.

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What is the state's definition of room and board?

Information is currently unavailable.

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Maximum age that youth may remain in state funded foster care

21

No additional information is available.

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Under what conditions can a youth remain in state funded foster care beyond 18?

With court order or significant need.

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Does the state have an approved plan to extend Title IV-E (Federal foster care) beyond 18?

No

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Is the Extended Medicaid Option available for youth until 21?

Yes

No additional information is available.

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Can youth in care get driver’s licenses?

Yes

If the parent will sign, youth are able to obtain a driver's license. All youth must complete driver's education.

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Does the state offer tuition waivers for foster youth?

Yes

The criteria for participating in this program include ineligibility for any other federal or state financial support and the youth must be a naturalized citizen. For more information, contact the state IL coordinator or the assigned caseworker.

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Does the state have a youth leadership program?

Yes

No additional information is available.

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Does the state have a foster care bill of rights or sibling bill of rights?

No

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