Youth Report

This report presents findings from the Baseline Youth Survey, providing the most comprehensive view to date of young people approaching the transition to adulthood from foster care in the wake of the federal Fostering Connections Act. Information gathered during interviews with 727 youths who were an average of 17 years old at the time, offers insight into the needs and aspirations of transition-age foster youth. Study findings can help inform efforts to improve policies and services for foster youths’ transitioning to adulthood.

Download the Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH): Conditions of Foster Youth at Age 17 by Mark E. Courtney, Pajarita Charles, Nathanael J. Okpych, Laura Napolitano, and Katherine Halsted.

Download the Executive Summary of the Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH): Executive Summary. Conditions of Foster Youth at Age 17 by Mark E. Courtney, Pajarita Charles, Nathanael J. Okpych, Laura Napolitano and Katherine Halsted.