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.

  • Guide to the NYTD Review - Guidance for states on NYTD Review procedures. The transmittal letter announcing the re-issuance of the Guide to the NYTD Review is also available.
  • Case Record Review Worksheet - Tool used to document findings from case reviews conducted during a NYTD Review.
  • NYTD Stakeholder Interview Guide - Tool used during the onsite visit to collect information that describes the state’s NYTD implementation and ongoing efforts from a variety of perspectives.
  • NYTD Review Planning Call Series and Guidelines - This document describes the standard and specialized conference calls used in planning for a National Youth in Transition Database Review. It includes a general timeline for the calls, and the time frame, participants, and content discussed for each type of call.

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: May 11, 2018