This letter from the Children’s Bureau to child welfare directors describes updates made to the Foster Youth to Independence initiative, which is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is designed to prevent and end homelessness among youth with a current or prior history of child welfare involvement.
Tailored technical assistance (TA) is available to states that are working with the Children’s Bureau to plan for their NYTD Review on ways to engage young adults (ages 18−25) with current or former foster care experience to participate as a state NYTD Reviewer and in their state’s ongoing NYTD efforts.
This webpage provides information to states planning their NYTD Review on why and how a state should involve young people in their NYTD Review process. It discusses ways a state can support young people including providing resources, ideas on how to prepare them, debriefing, networking opportunities, and compensation ideas to incentivize participation. There is also a checklist with recommended timelines to assist states in when they should engage state young people. The checklist references specific section within the Guide to the NYTD Review.
This TB describes the standards a NYTD data file must meet to comply with the provisions of the NYTD regulation found at 45 CFR 1356.85, including element-by-element details of the error-free information standards states must meet pursuant to 45 CFR 1356.85(a)(3) and 1356.85(b)(1).
This TB describes how ACF will identify and finalize each cohort of youth in the NYTD follow-up population (or follow-up population sample for those States that opt to sample) for the purposes of assessing States' compliance with NYTD data collection and reporting requirements.