Youth Transition Funders Group

Youth in Transition Publications

Youth in Transition & Public Policy

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

Investment Matters: Investing in Evidence-Based Approaches for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2012

Checklist for Funders: Investing in Youth Transitioning from Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2011

The Premise and Promise of the California Connected by 25 Initiative, California Connected by 25, 2011

Connected by 25: Effective Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth, YTFG, 2010

An Assessment of Resources to Support Transitioning Youth, Foster Care Work Group, 2010

Designing Foster Care to 21: A Discussion Guide for State Leaders, Foster Care Work Group, 2010

Ensuring Youth Transitioning from Foster Care are Connected by 25: Lessons Learned from the Foster Care Work Group, Foster Care Work Group, 2010

Guide to Mapping Community Assets for Transitioning Youth, Foster Care Work Group, 2010

Financing Housing Supports for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2009

Financing Policies and Practices that Support Permanency for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2009

Youth at High Risk of Disconnection: A Data Update of Michael Wald and Tia Martinez's Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country's Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds, Public Impact, 2009

Financing Asset-Building and Financial Education Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2007

Safe Passage: How Philanthropy Is Working Together to Help All of America's Youth Connect by Age 25, YTFG, 2006
Download the Safe Passage Connected by 25 Toolkit here.

Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country's Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds, Michael Wald and Tia Martinez, 2003

Additional Publications

Pathways for Youth: Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Collaboration, Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, 2013

Success Beyond 18: A Better Path for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, 2013

Youth Well-Being

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

New Investment Agenda on Social, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being of Older Youth in Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2013

2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2012

Kids' Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011, The Urban Institute, 2012

One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas, Measure of America, 2012

Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, 2012

Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Crossover Youth, The Sierra Foundation, 2012

Foster Care

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

New Investment Agenda on Social, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being of Older Youth in Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2013

A Guide to Engaging Alumni of Foster Care in Funder Collaboratives, Foster Care Work Group, 2011

Connected by 25: A Plan for Investing in Successful Futures for Foster Youth, Foster Care Work Group, 2004

Additional Publications

Issue Brief – Trauma-Informed Practice with Young People in Foster Care, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, 2011

Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System, Applied Research Center, 2011

Using the Bridges Transition Framework for Youth in Foster Care: Measurement Development and Preliminary Outcomes, Children and Youth Services Review, 2011

Juvenile Justice

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

Juvenile Justice Reform: A Blueprint. Third Edition, The Juvenile Justice Work Group, 2012

Additional Publications

Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Have Improved Public Safety and Outcomes for Youth, The Justice Policy Institute, 2013

The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Recidivism Report: Juveniles with a 2007 Case Closure, The Stoneleigh Foundation, 2013

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction: The Future of 17-Year-Olds in Illinois' Justice System, The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, 2013

State-Local Partnership in Ohio Cuts Juvenile Recidivism, Costs, The Pew Center on the States, 2013

Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States, Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, 2012

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, by the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academies, 2012

Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2012

Delinquent Youth Committed to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services 2004-2011, The Urban Institute, 2011

Renewing Juvenile Justice, A report to Sierra Health Foundation by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, 2011

Multiple Pathways to Graduation

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America's Youth, YTFG, 2013

High Leverage Strategies to Address America's Dropout Crisis - A Guide for Funders, YTFG, 2010

Meeting the Education Requirements of Fostering Connections: Learning from the Field, Foster Care Work Group, 2010

Closing the Graduation Gap: A Superintendent's Guide for Planning Multiple Pathways to Graduation, YTFG, 2008

Financing Education Supports for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2008

Additional Publications

Diplomas Count—Second Chances: Turning Dropouts into Graduates, Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center, 2013

Arrested Futures: The Criminalization of School Discipline in Massachusetts's Three Largest School Districts, ACLU and Citizens for Juvenile Justice, 2012

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Harvard Education Press, 2012

Organizing to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline: An Analysis of Grassroots Organizing Campaigns and Policy Solutions, Michael P. Evans and Celeste R. Didlick-Davis (Miami University), 2012

The Hidden Crisis: Improving the Life Chances of Genesee County's Most Vulnerable Youth, Resource Genesee, 2011

Cross-Cutting Issues

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

Small Foundations, Big Wins: A Guide to Making Smart Choices about Grantmaking for Vulnerable Youth, YTFG 2013

Talking About Youth Transitions, YTFG and Fenton Communications, 2007

Additional Publications

Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Crossover Youth, The Sierra Foundation, 2012

YTFG Beyond the Tunnel Problem Briefing Paper Series, 2005 – 2008

Briefing Paper #1 - Typology of the Tunnel Problem

Briefing Paper #2 - The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Briefing Paper #3 - A Sensible Model for Juvenile Justice Reform

Youth in Transition & Race

Americanization, Latino Families, and the Future of Foster Care, The Chronicle of Social Change, 2013

Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity, CLASP, 2013

State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013, Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2013

Widening the Lens on Boys and Men of Color, California AAPI & AMEMSA Perspectives, 2013

Comparing White and African American Homeless Youth in San Francisco: Research Findings and Policy Implications, California Homeless Youth Project, 2012

The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, The Schott Foundation for Public Education, 2012

What Does a High School Diploma Get You? Employment, Race, and the Transition to Adulthood, The Review of Black Political Economy, 2012

Teen and Young Adult Pregnancy & Parenting

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

Investing in Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults in or Transitioning From Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2011

Additional Publications

Declines in State Teen Birth Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin, NCHS Data Brief, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013

Freeze Frame 2012: A Snapshot of America's Teens, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 2012

Investing in the Future: Reforming absence and leave policy for pregnant and parenting students in New Mexico, ACLU of New Mexico and Young Women United, 2012

Pre-teen literacy and subsequent teenage childbearing in a US population, Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal, 2012

Workforce Development and Economic Success

Publications from YTFG and Strategic Partners

Financing Entrepreneurship Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2007

Financing Workforce Development Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Foster Care Work Group, 2007

Additional Publications

The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth, by Civic Enterprises and Kellogg Foundation, 2012

Response to Request for Information on Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth, National Youth Employment Coalition, 2012

Stuck: Young America's Persistent Jobs Crisis, Demos, 2012

Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2012

Foster Care & Education

At Greater Risk: California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College, Stuart Foundation, 2013

Foster Youth Transitions: A Study of California Foster Youth High School and College Educational Outcomes, Center for Social Services Research and Institute for Evidence-Based Change, 2013

Juvenile Justice & Education

Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems, 2012 edition, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University, 2012