FCIA: Chafee Foster Care To Independence Act

Resources

  • The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999: Enhancing Youth Access to Health Care
    This article from the July-August 2000 Journal of Poverty Law and Policy discusses the option for states to extend Medicaid eligibility for young people who are under 21 and who on their 18th birthdays were in foster care under the custody of the state. In addition to implementing this option, states can take many steps through their child welfare agencies and Medicaid agencies to ensure that young people leaving foster care enroll in Medicaid and receive the services to which they are entitled.

  • Chafee National Youth in Transition Database
    This final rule, published February 26 2008, adds new regulations to require States to collect and report data to ACF on youth who are receiving independent living services and on the outcomes of certain youth who are in foster care or who age out of foster care. The final rule implements the data collection requirements of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-169) as incorporated into the Social Security Act.

  • Information Memorandum To States and Territorial Agencies Administering or Supervising the Administration of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, John F. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
    The purpose of this information memorandum from the Children's Bureau is to inform the States and Territories of the publication of a Final Rule for the National Youth in Transition Database. This final rule adds new regulations to require States to collect and report data to ACF on youth who are receiving independent living services and on the outcomes of certain youth who are in foster care or who age out of foster care. The final rule implements the data collection requirements of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-169) as incorporated into the Social Security Act.

  • Launch of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD): A Message from the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families
    Beginning in 2000, ACF initiated national consultations with State child welfare agencies, private agency youth service providers and current and former foster youth, to develop this data collection system.  In 2008, this collaborative work culminated in the publication of the regulation implementing the data collection requirements of the Foster Care Independence Act; a reporting system we now know as the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD). October 1, 2010 marked another important milestone in the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, as it was the official start of NYTD data collection, as described in this message from Comissioner Bryan Samuels.


  • Comprehensive Advocacy for Low-Income African American Men and their Communities
    This paper, by Jill Groblewski, presents the Center for Family Policy and Practice’s rationale for supporting a comprehensive advocacy approach to addressing the needs of low-income African American men. Citing the effects of the Great Recession, hiring practices, and men’s inability to access social welfare services, CFFPP calls for the provision of holistic services, the dismantling of structural barriers, and the assurance that African American men and women be afforded their full economic and social rights so that they can make their full and desired contributions to their families and communities. (May 2010)


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