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NYTD Technical Assistance Brief No. 13

Summary of Guidance, Tips and Recommendations Related to Surveying the Age 21 Follow-up Population (Federal Fiscal Year 2021)
September 17, 2020

This brief summarizes the existing guidance and recommendations related to identifying and surveying youth in the follow-up population at age 21.

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.

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 about NYTD, the NYTD Reviews, the NYTD Reviewer program, and engaging youth in the NYTD Review process to assist states.

This section includes resources for recruiting and training young people to serve as reviewers on the Federal Review Team for the NYTD Reviews.

This six-part video series provides an overview of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) and the NYTD Review, a federal review conducted by the Children’s Bureau to assess how states collect and report data on youth transitioning out of foster care.

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 the  information states are required to create and transmit in their NYTD data file to the federal NYTD system.

This TB describes the data-quality checks that the federal NYTD system will conduct on state data files.

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.