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Extending Foster Care (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-06-14

Duration: 00:08:30

Subjects: Child welfare | Foster home care | FOSTER CHILDREN | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Barrow, Regina Interviewee
  • Tate, Christy Interviewee
  • Russell, Katja Interviewee


This segment from the June 14, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the passage of a bill at the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature extending the maximum age of the state’s foster care program from 18 to 21. She interviews: State Senator Regina Barrow, the bill’s sponsor; Christy Tate, a child welfare manager with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services; and Katja Russell of Youth Villages. Her report also includes highlights of the committee testimony given by former foster children who aged out of the system at age 18.