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  1. Report

    Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH)

    Foster Youth December 21, 2018 By Mark E. Courtney, Nathanael J. Okpych, Keunhye Park, Justin Harty, Huiling Feng, Adrianna Torres-García, Samiya Sayed

    The CalYOUTH Study is an ongoing study designed to evaluate the impact of extended foster care (EFC) on youth transitioning to adulthood. Since 2012, the study has been tracking the outcomes of youth at ages 16-17, 19 and now at 21. Researchers are currently preparing to conduct interviews with this cohort at age 23.

  2. Publication

    Insights: Housing Insecurity and Child Welfare

    Foster Youth August 1, 2018 By California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership

    Volume XV, Summer 2018

  3. Report

    Crossover Youth: Los Angeles County Probation Youth with Previous Referrals to Child Protective Services

    Foster Youth October 21, 2017 By Children's Data Network

    A new study finds that the troubles of the hundreds of youth leaving the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles County each year may have started at home in early childhood.

  4. Report

    Memo from CalYOUTH

    Foster Youth August 19, 2017 By Nathanael J. Okpych, Mark E. Courtney, and Kristin Dennis

    Predictors of High School Completion and College Entry at Ages 19/20

  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Foster Youth Strategic Initiative: 2017 Evaluation Report

    Foster Youth August 8, 2017 By Westat

    Westat along with the University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs and Action Research Partners, present the fifth year evaluation report of the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative in Los Angeles County (LAC) and New York City (NYC).

  6. Report

    Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH)

    Foster Youth July 24, 2017 By Mark E. Courtney, Justin Harty, Brittani Kindle, Kristin Dennis, Nathanael J. Okpych, and Adrianna Torres García.

    Recently there has been a fundamental shift toward greater federal responsibility for supporting foster youth during the transition to adulthood. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (“Fostering Connections Act”) amended Title IV-E to extend the age of Title IV-E eligibility from 18 to 21 years old.

  7. Strategy Document

    2017 - 2022 Foster Youth Strategic Initiative Strategy Overview Document

    Foster Youth July 17, 2017

    Westat along with the University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs and Action Research Partners, present the fifth year evaluation report of the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative in Los Angeles County (LAC) and New York City (NYC).

  8. Strategy Document

    2017 - 2022 Foster Youth Strategic Initiative Strategy

    Foster Youth July 17, 2017

    Based on the progress of the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative’s Phase I (2012-2017), the Board approved the proposed direction for the Phase II Strategy (2017-2022) at the November 2016 board meeting. On May 23, 2017, the Board approved the following Phase II Strategy implementation plan. This plan is informed by the critical input of the Board, senior leadership, grantees, experts and focus groups with foster TAY and foster caregivers to outline a detailed blueprint for continued progress in the future. The following memo provides details for the Initiative’s Phase II Strategy and summarizes Phase I learnings.