Press Release                                                             May 2, 2016
For Immediate Release

Rep. Loudenbeck Receives “Stepping Up For Children” Award

Madison –Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) was honored today to receive the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families “Stepping Up For Children” award.

“The Department of Children and Families is proud to recognize Senator Terry Moulton and Rep. Amy Loudenbeck for authoring 2013 Wisconsin Act 334 with the Stepping Up for Children Award,” said DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson. “Also known as Foster Care to 21, this legislation allows foster children who are working towards completing their education to maintain a vital source of support and improves their chances of successfully transitioning into adulthood.”

2013 Act 334 extends out-of-home care to age 21 for children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who have not yet obtained a high school diploma, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes including stable housing, job skills, employment and financial security.

“Supporting young people who need a little extra time to complete high school and gain important life skills is the right thing to do, and I’m proud to have been a part of implementing this important policy in Wisconsin,” said Rep. Loudenbeck.