Becoming Adults: One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation

New York: MDRC, May 2015

156 Pages Posted: 24 May 2015

Date Written: May 12, 2015

Abstract

This study evaluated a program, called YVLifeSet, that offers individualized services to young people who are making the transition from foster care or juvenile justice custody to independent adulthood. After one year, the program increased earnings, reduced homelessness and material hardship, and improved outcomes related to health and safety.

Keywords: foster care, juvenile justice, random assignment

JEL Classification: D60, I31, J13

Suggested Citation

Jacobs, Erin and Skemer, Melanie and Courtney, Mark, Becoming Adults: One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation (May 12, 2015). New York: MDRC, May 2015 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2609362

Erin Jacobs (Contact Author)

MDRC ( email )

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Melanie Skemer

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

Mark Courtney

University of Chicago ( email )

1101 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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