National Youth in Transition Database
Welcome to the California National Youth in Transition Database Web Page
The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a national data system designed to study the independent living services offered to youth in and out of foster care; and to measure certain outcomes of youth in foster care at ages 17, and then that same group of youth either in foster care or exited from foster care at age 19 and age 21 by way of an online survey. The information gathered will help California better serve youth who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Independent living services’ data are collected through the Child Welfare Services Case Management System (CWS/CMS) and the outcomes’ data are collected through the NYTD survey for eligible youth at ages 17, 19 and 21.
California surveys the 17 year old population beginning October 1, 2022. This is the first survey of the fifth cohort. Youth who are eligible to participate in the NYTD survey receive a $50 incentive.
Take the California NYTD Survey for 17 year-olds
To find your local NYTD Coordinator, please contact the TAY Policy Unit at TAYPolicy@dss.ca.gov.
California NYTD Resources
National NYTD Resources