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"To stop at age 18 is just irresponsible public policy," Mr. Courtney says. "That support should include programs for basic necessities and mental health needs. We should also support them in areas that give them a leg up in education and the job market."
"The vast majority of young people aged 18 to 24 in this country still rely on their parents," says University of Washington social work professor Mark Courtney, one of the lead authors of the study. "Yet the vast majority of states discharge foster kids by age 18."