The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) collects information on youth in foster care, including sex, race, ethnicity, date of birth, and foster care status. It also collects information about the outcomes of those youth who have aged out of foster care. States began collecting data in 2010, and the first data set was submitted in May 2011.

Our Q&A summarizes responses to questions posed by states regarding implementation of the National Youth in Transition Database.

About NYTD - General information about NYTD

Federal Guidance on NYTD - Policy issuances and other guidance related to NYTD, including questions and answers

NYTD Data Briefs - Summarizes findings from State NYTD data submissions compiled by the Children's Bureau

NYTD Data Review Utility (NDRU) - Desktop application available to States for checking data file compliance and quality prior to transmitting files to the federal NYTD system

Other NYTD Resources - Contains technical assistance documents related to NYTD

Last Reviewed: June 10, 2016