National Youth in Transition Database Initiative
Fred Wulczyn, Principal Investigator
Chapin Hall, in partnership with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), is developing a multitiered tracking and data collection system that all states can use. The project has three objectives: (1) to assist states in their efforts to comply with the NYTD requirements; (2) to work collectively with states to develop a cost-effective comprehensive tracking and data-collection system that will provide data that are comparable across states and go beyond the federal requirements; and (3) to demonstrate how states can use the resources of the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data in conjunction with their NYTD data to improve the outcomes of young people transitioning out of foster care. This project is funded by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and the Eckerd Foundation.