CONCORD (KRON) — Contra Costa County is making major changes to its foster program, as officials are working to phase out group homes for foster children. Nineteen-year-old Justice Woods writes lyrics every day. He raps about the struggles he’s lived. He raps about the struggles he’s lived.
“I was in a group home from the age of 8, all the way to like 17 and half,” Woods said. He compares group homes to an institution and says it doesn’t provide the family atmosphere children so desperately need. That is why Woods supports the move by the State of California to phase out the use of group homes for long-term use. It’s a plan that begins next month. Read more