Former Foster Youth Leads California Ombudsperson Office

At the end of March, Rochelle Trochtenberg began her new job as California’s new foster care ombudsperson, the first time a former foster youth has held the post.

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of foster youth. Operating under the auspices of the California Department of Social Services, the office is also charged with educating the state’s foster youth about their rights and how to report violations. Read more.