The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project helps current and former foster youth in Texas.   We help foster youth understand their legal rights.  We provide legal advice, assistance, guidance and representation in enforcing foster youth rights.  We also educate the general public about the legal needs and concerns of foster youth.

FREE LEGAL HELP FOR CURRENT AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH!!!   CALL 1-877-313-3688 — Click here for more info:

Download our brochure –
“About Texas Foster Youth Justice Project”


Important Information!!!

NewFormer Foster Care Children's Medicaid Program Access Issues: Complaint filed with Texas Health and Human Services Commission November 11, 2015*


Living with a Parent When Aging Out of Foster Care Information- Policy Change Update as of

November 25, 2014

Living with a Parent- Policy change (advocate version)- updated Nov. 25, 2014*

 Living with a Parent- Policy change (youth version)- updated Nov. 25, 2014*


Medicaid Information

 Free Health Insurance (Medicaid) for Aged Out Foster Youth Ages 18-25 (updated Sept 2015)*

 More Information on Free Health Insurance (Medicaid) for Aged Out Foster Youth


Foster Youth Medicaid Media Coverage Links


Dallas Morning News– November 19, 2015

Texas Standard– November 17, 2015

Texas Tribune– November 14, 2015

Texas Tribune– May 7, 2014



The Fourth edition of A Guide for Those “Aging Out” of Foster Care in Texas is now available!

The Fourth edition reflects the most recent changes to Texas law. You can download this guide for free and make copies. You can order free Fourth edition copies by contacting the project.  Thank you to the Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Judicial Commission For Children, Youth & Families for paying for the publication of the guide. Take a look at the guide.

NOTE: You can order the Fourth Editions now!

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