Youth Transitions

Office of Child and Family Services’ Youth Transition Services Program

Assists older youth in the custody or continued care of the Department of Health and Human Services as they transition out of State custody and towards independent adulthood. 

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)

NYTD is a data reporting requirement of the Federal Chafee Independent Living Program which provides states with funds to support youth in gaining skills to successfully transition from foster care to adulthood. States undergo a federal review of their NYTD systems on a regular basis to ensure states have sufficient data collection and reporting systems, that data collected is correct and complete, and that youth are receiving the right services and supports to meet their transition goals.

Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT)

YLAT is a dynamic group of young leaders and adult partners working together to improve outcomes for youth in foster care. YLAT is a partnership between YLAT Members (made up of current and former youth in foster care), the staff at the Muskie School of Public Service, caseworkers and additional staff of OCFS, and community members.