Department of Children and Families Services to Prepare Youth
Aging Out of State Care
Using the principles of results-based accountability (RBA), the study assessed the Department of Children and Families (DCF) services to prepare youth aging out of state care by answering the questions: How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone better off?
The study focused on evaluating DCF services for the transition and discharge of youth aging out of state care. The study also discussed the coordination efforts between DCF and other state systems and services including but not limited to education, mental health and addiction services, and/or correctional/judicial services involved in transitioning the DCF population aged 18 and over.
The study scope was adopted by the committee on June 7, 2013. PRI staff presented update material to the committee on October 3, 2013, followed by a public hearing on the study topic. (Testimony by Hearing Date).
PRI staff presented staff draft findings and proposed recommendations for this study to the committee on February 6, 2014, which the committee approved that same day.
- Department of Children and Families Services to Prepare Youth Aging Out of State Care
Final Committee Report (dated Feb. 2014)
Final Committee Report Highlights
Final Committee Report Executive Summary