National Youth in Transition Database

National Youth in Transition Database

The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) provides States with funding to assist youth in the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency. As a part of this program, the Children's Bureau was required to establish a system to track the services States provide to foster youth and collect information about outcomes that could be used to assess State performance in providing those services. To meet these requirements, the Children's Bureau developed the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) (pronounced "knighted").