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California State University

CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission

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Campus Tours

Campus Tours is the worldwide leader in virtual college tours and academic multimedia, working with hundreds of colleges and universities since 1997

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) serves as the unified statewide voice of independent higher education in California. The association represents 77 private colleges and universities on policy issues with the state and federal government. Additionally, it currently is collaborating with a few international schools in Mexico.

California, Employment Development Department

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Veterans Benefits

Identity Theft

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducts audits, investigations, and inspections of education programs and operations. Anyone knowing of fraud, waste, or abuse of Department of Education funds should contact the OIG Fraud Hotline to make a confidential report.

National Internet Fraud Watch Information Center

Our mission is to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily

U.S. Department of Justice

This site provides a wide range of basic information about identity fraud.

Federal Trade Commission

This is the main U.S. government site for identity theft information. You can also file an online report of identity theft.

California Office of Privacy Protection

Phone: (866) 785-9663

This division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs offers a variety of information and services related to identity theft, including prevention tips and a link for filing an online report of identity theft.

California Office of the Attorney General

The California Attorney General’s office maintains an identity theft registry and gives information about the investigation and prosecution of identity-theft crimes.

Social Security Administration

This electronic fact sheet describes identity theft and links to other useful publications.

Fraud hotline: (800) 269-0271 (This automated hotline provides answers to questions about identity theft in both English and Spanish, and you may speak to a representative in person.)

Identity Theft Resource Center

Phone: (858) 693-7935

This nonprofit organization provides consumer alerts, scam warnings and instructions for victims of identity theft.

Privacy Rights Clearing House

Phone: (619) 298-3396

This nonprofit consumer information and advocacy organization offers fact sheets about privacy issues and identity theft.

Equifax

Phone: (888) 766-0008
Consumer Fraud Division
P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374

Experian

(888) 397-3742
Credit Fraud Center
P.O. Box 1017
Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion

(800) 680-7289
Fraud Victim Assistance Department
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman was established by legislation, California Senate Bill 933, and has been mandated to do the following: Ensure the voice of foster children and youth is heard, and act on their behalf. Create an avenue for foster children and youth to file complaints regarding their placement, care and services without fear of retribution from those who provide their care and services. Act as an independent forum for the investigation and resolution of complaints made by or on behalf of children placed in foster care and make appropriate referrals…

California Youth Connection: Foster Youth Building a Foundation for the Future

The California Youth Connection is guided, focused and driven by current and former foster youth with the assistance of other committed community members. California Youth Connection promotes the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative change to improve the foster care system. California Youth Connection strives to improve social work practice and child welfare policy.

Guardian Scholars, California State University, Fullerton

The Guardian Scholars is a comprehensive program that supports former foster youth in their efforts to gain a college education.

Orphan Foundation of America (OFA)

In 1981, the late Joseph Rivers, a former foster youth from the Syracuse area, started the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA). His goal was simple--help orphans and foster youth as they transition from foster care to young adulthood, with particular emphasis on helping these young men and women attend college and vocational school. OFA has truly raised national awareness of foster care issues and comprehensive services for older youth are being implemented nationwide. Each year OFA and its scholarship partners award more funding and provide a stronger safety net for those pursuing post-secondary education.

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