Child Welfare

Teens/Youth Transition

  • Youth Transition Services - a program administered by the DHHS's Office Child and Family Services for older youth in the custody, or continued care of DHHS. Youth whose V9 Agreement ended before the age of 21 or who declined the offer of a V9 Agreement may contact their caseworker or “Duty Worker” to request a meeting to negotiate a new V9 Agreement—up to age 21.
  • National Youth in Transition Database - Word, PDF
  • Health Care Proxy
  • YLAT is the Youth Leadership Advisory Team.  Since 1998, youth beginning at age 14, both in foster care and formerly in care, have been joining with adult supporters to improve the child welfare system, to learn valuable leadership skills, to meet other youth in care and to have fun!  Please check out YLAT at to learn more.  You can get a schedule of meetings, and you can learn about foster care by reading the Answers Handbook—answers about foster care for youth by youth.
  • A Guide to Transition Services in Maine (PDF*)


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