New Law Helps Protect Foster Children From ID Theft
By Marcia Frellick
October 12, 2011
- Ensuring that youths transitioning out of care have basic documents and tools for achieving independence.
- Requiring that foster care agencies review the credit reports of foster children by age 16 and take action to clear them if there is an inaccuracy prior to the foster child leaving care.
- Ending the use of a child’s Social Security number as an identifier.
Langevin gathered Tuesday, Oct. 11 with foster children advocates in Providence, R.I., to celebrate passage of the legislation. He says he wants to eventually expand the law to require credit checks for all foster children.