County Policies on Out-of-County Youth

Sometimes youth relocate and do not live in their county of origin (where they exited from care). Youth may choose to relocate for various reasons, including to attend college, for a job, for safety reasons, or to live in a community where they may have family or social ties.

Each county with a THP-Plus program receives an annual THP-Plus Realignment Allocation that must be spent on THP-Plus services. THP-Plus is a statewide program, so counties can use this funding to serve youth in their THP-Plus programs regardless of their county of origin.

For provider, county and youth reference, below is the list of counties with THP-Plus programs, and whether or not they allow out-of-county youth in their programs.

County Accepts Out-of-County Youth in Program(s)?
Alameda Yes
Butte Yes
Calaveras No
Contra Costa Yes
Del Norte No
El Dorado Unknown
Fresno Unknown
Glenn Yes
Humboldt Yes
Imperial Yes
Inyo Yes
Kern Yes
Kings No
Lassen No
Los Angeles Unknown
Madera Unknown
Marin Yes
Mariposa Yes, if youth resides in Mariposa Co. and there are open slots
Mendocino Unknown
Merced Yes
Monterey Yes. Consideration for out-of-county youth includes reviewing ties to local community (i.e. permanent connection, local college attendance, or local employment opportunities).
Napa Yes
Nevada Yes, if youth resides in Nevada Co.
Orange Yes, if youth has a connection to Orange Co. (i.e. family, school/job)
Placer Yes
Plumas Unknown
Riverside Yes, if youth resides in Riverside Co., but Riverside Co. youth get priority
Sacramento Yes
San Bernardino No
San Diego Yes
San Francisco Yes, but San Francisco youth get priority
San Joaquin Yes
San Luis Obispo Yes, if youth has prior connection to San Luis Obispo Co. or a compelling reason; considered case by case
San Mateo Yes
Santa Barbara Policy not in place
Santa Clara Yes, but Santa Clara youth get priority
Santa Cruz Yes
Solano Yes, but Solano youth get priority
Sonoma Yes
Stanislaus Yes
Sutter Yes
Tehama Yes, but Tehama youth get priority
Trinity Unknown
Tulare Yes
Tuolumne Yes
Ventura Yes
Yolo Yes
Yuba No