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Policy Paper

On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System?

Describes the challenges faced by youth who moved from foster care to independence in cities across the country, and illustrates the need for family and informal support networks, preparation for household and financial management, and […]

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Policy Paper

Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country’s Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds

This paper argues that a greater number of youth are disconnected from family, education and employment support, which is affecting their stability as adults. Research shows the need, authors argue, for a revolution in how […]

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Report

Challenges in the Transition to Adulthood for Youth in Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and Special Education

This policy brief examines how youth in foster care, the juvenile justice system, and special education fare over time given the special challenges they face, paying particular attention to the effectiveness of programs designed to […]

Policy Paper

Improving Family Foster Care: Findings from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Relatively few studies before the “Northwest” series had examined how youth formerly in care (“alumni”) fared as adults, but this study reveals the difficulty youth face in mental health, employment and education upon exiting the […]