NYTD stands for the National Youth in Transition Database. The database collects information on youth in foster care and those who have exited care. States are required to collect information from young people at ages 17, 19, and 21 about how they are doing with finances, housing, health, education, and more.


Why does it matter to you?

As current or former foster youth, the NYTD survey matters because if your states do not comply, they will lose Chafee funds which pay for housing, education, and independent living programs. You could be contacted by your state to participate in the NYTD survey. Your answers will be used by your state and the federal government to create better ways to ensure success for young adults aging out of the foster care system.  

If you want to be involved in improving life for foster youth, NYTD presents an opportunity to get involved. Contact your state's Independent Living Coordinator and ask if you can be part of the NYTD team.

More information

Learn about NYTD from the Children's Bureau (link is external) an Office of the Administration for Children & Families

Federal Guidance on NYTD (link is external)

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