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Transitions: Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care

September 1, 2005

Transitions;9-10-05With the continuing recognition that these foster youth need extensive assistance to successfully transition to the independence of adulthood, this report revises and updates Transitions: Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care, published in March 2003. This new edition provides updated information on federal laws and funding, existing state support programs and services to support transitioning youth, findings from focus groups with youth in/from foster care, recent state actions taken to improve transitions for youth, and new and emerging issues since the 2003 report. Although progress has been made in the past two years, much work lies ahead. Recommendations are made to improve the transition experience.

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