Transition Age Youth and the Child Protection System: Demographic and Case Characteristics: California (2015)
Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin, Ivy Hammond, Jacquelyn McCroskey, Daniel Webster, and Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Children’s Data Network
Search Terms: TAY, racial disparities, gender disparities, foster care, California, housing, AB12, policy
Summary: Also known as the Children’s Data Network Report on Transition Age Youth. Adverse outcomes for youth emancipating from foster care in the United States have been well documented. In response to this evidence, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation launched an ambitious program strategy in March 2012 to assist youth transitioning out of foster care in California and New York City. The TAY population in care will likely continue to grow as more opt to become non-minor dependents in order to take advantage of the housing and tuition assistance offered by AB12. This report suggests that proportion of TAY in care at age 16- 17 however may remain stable or decline.