Q: How are THP Plus and THP Plus Foster Care different?
A: There are several differences between THP-Plus and THP-Plus Foster Care. First, THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) is for youth participating in extended foster care who are between the ages of 18-21, while THP-Plus is for youth that have either opted-out of or aged out of extended foster care and serves youth ages 18-24. Second, THP+FC is a licensed placement, while THP-Plus is approved by the county. This means that THP+FC providers must comply with licensing rules set by Community Care Licensing. Third, THP+FC is a program for youth who are continuing in extended foster are, and thus the youth in THP+FC will continue to have monthly visits with their case manager (social worker or probation officer) and a 6-month court review hearings. Youth participating in THP-Plus have either opted out of or aged out of extended foster care, and therefore are not subject to any of the requirements that govern placements for youth who are still in foster care.
Citation: Senate Bill 1013