What happens when a foster child “ages out” while still in state custody? That’s the subject of an interim study requested by Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie.

The Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee will hold the first of two anticipated meetings examining homeless youths and the fate of children who turn 18 while still in foster care and age out of the system. The first hearing is scheduled for Thursday, at 9:30 am in room 419-C of the State Capitol.

Members are expected to hear testimony from former foster children and youth services professionals.