• May 2019
  • Vol. 20, No. 4

Child Welfare Research

Read about the My Life mentoring program for youth in foster care that aims to help them identify and achieve goals that are important to them as well as develop problem-solving skills that can help them overcome potential obstacles to achieving those goals. This section also describes a brief that explores how and why youth exit foster care.

  • Mentoring Program for Youth in Foster Care Appears to Reduce Criminal Offenses in Early Adulthood
    A research brief funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) within the U.S. Department of Justice finds that a mentoring program for older youth in foster care...

  • The Differences in How Adolescents Exit Foster Care
    Many youth leave foster care for reasons aside from achieving permanency, such as running away or reaching the age of majority and transitioning from care. The Center for State Child Welfare Data...