NYTD Reviews

General Information

The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a federal reporting system designed to collect information on youth transitioning out of foster care who are served by state agencies that administer the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP). The purpose of the NYTD Review is to evaluate comprehensively states’ policies and practices related to collecting and reporting timely, reliable and accurate data on youth in transition. The NYTD Review also is an opportunity to explore how states use NYTD data to evaluate the quality of services provided to youth in transition as part of a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) framework. Current information and guidance on the NYTD Reviews is listed below.

Instruments, Tools, Guides, and Resources for the NYTD Reviews

This section includes documents used to plan and conduct NYTD Reviews.

Youth Engagement in NYTD Reviews

  • Federal NYTD Reviewer Opportunity - Includes resources for recruiting and training young people to serve as reviewers who are part of the Federal Review Team for the NYTD Reviews.

State NYTD Reviewer Opportunity

This section includes information to help the state identify, recruit, engage, and support foster youth (ages 18–25) to participate in their NYTD Review, CQI process, and capacity building within their state, and to remain involved in ongoing NYTD efforts.


Last Reviewed: April 3, 2018