Youth Outcomes and Program Evaluation
Measuring short- and long-term outcomes for youth involved with the child welfare system helps States and communities track the effectiveness of their services and informs policy and practice improvements. The following resources present national, State, and local research regarding outcomes for youth in foster care. Resources also address the results of youth program evaluations and describe tools to help managers evaluate their youth-serving programs.
National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)
Collects case-level information on youth in care, including services paid for or provided by State agencies that administer the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, as well as outcome information on youth who are in or who have aged out of foster care.