Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care

By the Children’s Action Alliance

September 4, 2004


This report aims to understand how Arizona’s foster care youth are faring during their transition to independent living. It shares feedback from current and former foster care youth across Arizona and outlines key findings and recommendations aimed at bolstering support and services for youth exiting care.  

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Key Takeaway

Former foster youth sounded off on exiting care — and reveal there’s plenty of room for improvement

The young adults surveyed for this publication had experience navigating Arizona’s foster care system and reported facing a broad spectrum of issues during their transition to independence. Their feedback helped generate nine program and policy recommendations aimed at boosting support for youth exiting care. These recommendations include: enhancing training for involved adults, ensuring that children in foster care know their rights and increasing the Independent Living Subsidy rate.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations