Youth and Foster Care Transitions

You can access sample legislation on Foster Care issues here.

It is important to provide quality foster care and effective transitioning programs that ensure when youth exit the system they will thrive. Additional reading and resources are listed below. For more information see the resources below.


Children's Cabinet Network: Managed by the Forum for Youth Investment, this Network works across the country to change the fragmented and ineffective ways that states typically do business for children and youth. The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" that helps states and communities support successful transitions of their youth into college, work, and life by the age of 21. For more info, click here.

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative : This organization assists youth leaving foster care and helps them to make successful transitions to adulthood. Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative works nationally, in states, and locally to improve policies and practices, promote youth engagement, apply evaluation and research, and create community partnerships. For more info, click here.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Child Welfare/Foster Care Statistics: These resources provide state and national data on the number of children in the child welfare system, trends in foster care caseloads, and well-being outcomes. For more info, click here.


Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative,

Foster Care to 21: Doing it Right,