May 2012Vol. 13 No. 4NRCYD State Resources Webpage
The National Resource Center for Youth Development's (NRCYD's) website features a variety of resources and information for youth in and aging out of foster care. The State Pages tab offers a searchable State-specific database of child welfare information.
The color-coded map features the 10 Administration for Children and Families Regions. After clicking on a specific State, visitors are taken to a list of answers to frequently asked questions, such as the State's allocation amounts from the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and for education training vouchers, the State's definition of "room and board," and the maximum age youth may remain in State-funded foster care.
Visitors can also use the search criterion function to search for information about every State. Criterion options include State's with the Medicaid option, State allocations sorted by amount, eligibility for Chafee services, State driver's license policies, tuition waivers, and youth leadership activities.
Contact information for each State's Independent Living coordinator is also provided. Aside from funding information and the number of youth in care, information for the database is provided by the States.
Access State by State Facts on the NRCYD's website: