Independent Living Transition Services Outcome Measures and Oversight Activities. Reporting Period January - December 2014 [Florida].
Florida Department of Children and Families. Office of Child Welfare.
State Resource Technical Report
Published: January 2015
This report provides information on the Florida system of independent living transition services provided to older children and young adults in foster care to make the transition to self-sufficiency as adults. The activities described in the report occurred from January 2014 through December 2014. The goals of these services are to assist older children and young adults who are in foster care to obtain the life skills necessary to achieve their education and employment goals. These services are also focused on empowering the young adult to seek a quality of life appropriate for their age, and to assume personal responsibility for becoming self-sufficient adults. Florida’s Independent Living Transition Services Program is outsourced to 17 Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agencies. The report includes an analysis of performance on the outcome measures developed under this section reported for each CBC lead agency, a description of the Department's oversight of the program, including, by lead agency, any programmatic or fiscal deficiencies found, corrective actions required, and current status of compliance, and any rules adopted or proposed under this section since the last report. Results of the evaluation indicate: 67% of the 1,760 young adults being served by the CBCs in extended foster care, during the 2014 calendar year, have earned a high school diploma or GED; of the total number of young adults in extended foster care (EFC), on average, 60% received a monthly visit by their case manager; and the Department was found to be in compliance with the National Youth in Transition data requirements and met all currently established federal requirements in this area. 5 tables.
Florida; foster adolescents; independent living skills; independent living; young adults; extended foster care; academic achievement; caseworker visits with children