By conducting this first-of-its-kind comprehensive study, CalYOUTH answers
the following questions:

  1. Does extending foster care past age 18 influence youth outcomes during the transition to adulthood?
  2. What factors influence the types of support youth receive during the transition to adulthood in the context of extended foster care?
  3. How do living arrangements and other services that result from extending foster care influence the relationship between extending care and youth outcomes?

This CalYOUTH Wave 3 Youth Survey was conducted when the young people participating in CalYOUTH were 21 years old. Click here to view the findings from the CalYOUTH Wave 2 Survey, conducted when they were 19 years old.