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LIFETIME has helped to develop Assembly Bill 503 to develope a "Welfare Bill of Rights" for CalWORKs reciepients. Specifically, AB503:

  1. Gives CalWORKs parents time back on their 60-month time clock if they have not received critical support services, such as childcare, transportation, mental health and domestic violence services, and information in their native languages, due to caseworker error or omission.
  2. Develops an accessible, readable pamphlet on the CalWORKs program, including a welfare Bill of Rights and description of CalWORKs services, to be provided on determination and re-determination of aid.
  3. Creates additional rights that provide maximum aid and information on how to access CalWORKs workers.
  4. Conducts a study on the costs and impact on CalWORKs parents and the state to stop the 60-month time limits on welfare when a parent is fully meeting the welfare-to-work requirements through work, education or training.

In Spring 2004 LIFETIME helped develop Senate Bill 1639 SB 1639 increases access to quality, language-accessible education, and training programs for low-income people in California, from vocational ESL programs to college degrees. Specifically, SB 1639:

 
 
  1. Asks Community Colleges to consider adding highly effective English Immersion programs, Functional Context English and Vocational ESL. 
  2. Increases foster care youth’s access to postsecondary education and financial aid information and encourages the UC and CSU system to develop foster care admissions programs.