Outcomes for Emancipated Youth
Resources with information on challenges facing youth who have aged out of foster care, reinforcing the need to help youth in foster care find legal, permanent families.
Challenges in the Transition to Adulthood for Youth in Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and Special Education (PDF - 147 KB)
MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy
Examines how youth in foster care, the juvenile justice system, and special education fare over time, with particular attention to the effectiveness of programs designed to support these youth as they transition to adulthood.
Foster Youth Transition to Independence Study: Final Report (PDF - 133 KB)
Washington (State) Office of Children's Administration Research
Outcomes for youth in foster care, including education, housing, employment, risk behaviors (including arrest), and social support.
Gratified but Not Satisfied on Foster Care Independence (PDF - 473 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Challenges facing foster youth as they transition to independence, and profiles of initiatives designed to assist youth in living independently.
Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth: Outcomes at Age 19
Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago.
A longitudinal study of youth aging out of foster care and transitioning to adulthood in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
Transitions: Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care (PDF - 1856 KB)
Children's Action Alliance (2005)
Describes the methodology used to collect information on youth transitioning from foster care to independence, identifies key project findings, and makes policy and program recommendations.