Report

This report, produced on the 10th anniversary of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act, compiles a decade worth of lessons about helping foster care kids succeed as adults. It describes a vision for the future – starring an effective service system and stronger state and federal policies – poised to offer this vulnerable population stronger permanent family relationships and brighter futures.  

April 26, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    An overview of the Chafee Act.

  2. 2

    An overview of the National Youth in Transition Database.

  3. 3

    What works – and doesn’t – in helping youth succeed after exiting foster care.

  4. 4

    A new vision that aims to prepare people in foster care to be connected by age 25.

Key Takeaway

A decade later and a decade wiser

This report, published 10 years after the Chafee Act’s enactment, shares what the child welfare field has learned about helping young people exit foster care for adulthood. The results? Permanence, court involvement and financial know-how are some of the must-have ingredients in this revamped recipe for transition success.  

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations