All young people—regardless of their race, ethnicity, location or background—deserve the relationships, resources and opportunities to successfully transition to adulthood. But many young people in the foster care system, including many in Iowa, lack this kind of stability, according to a first-of-its-kind data set from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The new data brief Fostering Youth Transitions is a first-ever look at young people transitioning out of the foster care system and the challenges and consequences they face moving forward. It includes data from all 50 states to assess how young people fare as they move from foster care to adulthood.
For more information, including Iowa-specific info, check out our blog post.