Transition-age Youth

The transition to adulthood poses great opportunities and challenges for all young people, especially those who are transitioning out of the foster care system. Supportive relationships, educational opportunities, career preparation, and other supports help ensure that older foster youth transitioning to adulthood have the resources they need to set and achieve their goals. To identify and promote research- and data-driven interventions for transition-age youth, the child welfare team at Child Trends: (1) evaluates programs and system reform efforts designed to support older youth; (2) manages data systems and provides technical assistance to youth and stakeholders, with a focus on using data to strengthen systems and services; and (3) facilitates continuous learning in the field.


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Transition-age Youth Projects

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

Since 2015, Child Trends has served as the data and evaluation partner to the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. The Jim Casey Initiative works to ensure that all young people ages 14 to 26 with foster care experi... More
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