Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 1883 establishes the Lifeline for Independent Living to support youth and young adults who have experienced or are at risk of entering public systems of care and who require assistance to overcome a life challenge or need general mentorship. The lifeline shall facilitate partnerships across state agencies, tribes, counties, and community providers to coordinate trauma-informed and culturally responsive services for youth, young adults, and their supporters. The bill also establishes the Lifeline for Independent Living Task Force to determine the Lifeline’s structure, policies, and best practices. The Lifeline will establish four lifeline regional centers across the state, create training modules for regional center volunteers, establish a toll-free telephone number and other communications, establish a data collection and reporting system, etc. The bill also creates the Lifeline for Independent Living account in the Treasury.