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Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento County Office of Education

Foster Youth Services (FYS)

​​​Student and Educational Services


Primary Contact

Trish Kennedy, Director
(916) 228-2730

The Sacramento Foster Youth Services (FYS) Program is part of a statewide system of programs designed to meet the unique educational needs of foster children and youth. The intent of the Foster Youth Services Program is to provide educational support services for children and youth in the foster care system to promote their academic and personal success. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) FYS Program services include: liaison services between placement and educational agencies; notification to districts regarding placement of students in foster care; training for schools, partner agencies, foster families, and group home staff; assistance for school districts to design and implement support services for foster children; data collection to monitor and evaluate services; advocacy services to foster youth that increase academic achievement; and maintenance of a secure database containing basic education and health information for all foster children and youth in the county.


Sacramento County foster children and youth from Sacramento County school districts, SCOE Special Education and Court and Community Schools

Publications and Materials​​

Foster Youth Services Program Brochure
This brochure offers information about the countywide program and its services. This publication may be requested by phone.

What School Office Staff Need to Know about Foster Care
This pamphlet provides basic information for school site staff to assist foster children and their caretakers, and outlines legal issues, how the system of care works and the various agencies and adults involved in the foster child's life. This publication may be requested by phone.


Foster youth organizations, school districts, health and human services agencies, probation and law enforcement agencies, courts, foster care agencies and other interested groups and individuals

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