This report investigates the young adult outcomes of youth who age-out of or otherwise exit Los Angeles County’s child welfare supervised foster care system and/or juvenile probation system.
This unique study looks at the relationship and dynamics between a number of domains including education, employment, health, mental health, criminal justice, and public welfare systems; and it is the first study to report on adult outcomes among the sub-group of “crossover” youth who are involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
In August 2011, the board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation reaffirmed the importance of foster youth as a priority for Foundation grantmaking and requested that Foundation staff develop a strategy for achieving measurable impact in this area. This briefing outlines a strategy informed by substantial input from content experts and practitioners in the field. In February 2012 the board of directors approved the strategy for the next five years.