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Scope of Work
This project aims to develop a data collection strategy for the National Youth in Transition Database survey. Using the final data requirements of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 as incorporated into the Social Security Act, CTG will collect data for the baseline and follow-up cohorts over the course of five years. CTG will create a survey that meets the federal mandate, including any additional questions that improve the tracking of youth for future surveys.

The NYTD will incorporate a complex strategy of data sharing and analysis, survey population management, and youth outreach. This project requires that CTG and OCFS develop strong relationships with caseworkers and foster care youth in order to effectively assess the quality and effectiveness of independent living services in New York. By the end of the project, CTG will provide OCFS with the necessary data collection components and program management resources needed to continue the implementation of the NYTD.