EDUCATING

Youth in State Care


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Coordinated efforts between agencies can make a difference to ensure educational success in the lives of children in foster care and youth involved in Juvenile Justice Services. 



0

youth in foster care
in the U.S.*

0%

earn a high school
or GED diploma*

0%

graduate college
with a bachelor’s degree*


*Data Source:
Molly Sarubbi & Emily Parker. Policies to support the postsecondary success for Foster youth. Education Commission of the States. August 2017

 

Local Contacts


School district and education contacts near you.

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Resources


Tools for professionals, partners, parents
and guardians.

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FAQ


What you should know about education for youth in custody.

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Contacts

Utah State Board of Education

Steven Kaelin
Education Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
(801) 538- 7867
steve.kaelin@schools.utah.gov

Nic Shellabarger
YIC Education Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
(801) 538-7506
nic.shellabarger@schools.utah.gov

Utah Juvenile Court

Krista Airam
Assistant Juvenile Court Administrator
(801) 578-3811
kristaa@utcourts.gov

CASA Program Administrator
(801) 502-3804

Department of Human Services

Trina M. Valdez
State Education Liaison
Department of Human Services
(385) 630-9999
tmvaldez@utah.gov

Tanya Albornoz
Foster Care Program Administrator
Division of Child and Family Services
(801) 696-4866
talborno@utah.gov

Crystal Vail
Adolescent Services Program Administrator
Division of Child and Family Services
(385) 262-5044
cvail@utah.gov

Debbie Whitlock
Deputy Director
Division of Juvenile Justice Services
(801) 538- 4323
debbiew@utah.gov