NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED558489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 156
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 71
Becoming Adults: One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation
Valentine, Erin Jacobs; Skemer, Melanie; Courtney, Mark E.
The "Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation" is testing whether the "Transitional Living" program, operated by the social service organization Youth Villages, makes a difference in the lives of young people with histories of foster care or juvenile justice custody. The program, which was renamed "YVLifeSet" in April 2015, is intended to help these young people make a successful transition to adulthood by providing intensive, individualized, and clinically focused case management, support, and counseling. This is the second major report in the evaluation. An earlier report provides a detailed description of the "Transitional Living" program model and assesses its implementation. This second report assesses whether the program affected key outcomes during the first year after young people enrolled in the study. After one year, the program increased earnings, reduced homelessness and material hardship, and improved outcomes related to health and safety. These findings set the stage for additional analysis using a second year of follow-up data and an assessment of the program's benefits relative to its costs. Those results will be available in 2016. Appendices to this report include: (1) Survey Response Bias Analysis and (2) Definitions of the Scales Used in This Report. [See First Report and Policy Brief in ERIC: "Moving into Adulthood: Implementation Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation," (Manno, Michelle; Jacobs, Erin; Alson, Julianna; Skemer, Melanie), at ED545451, and "After Foster Care and Juvenile Justice: A Preview of the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation. Policy Brief" (Muller-Ravett, Sara; Jacobs, Erin) at ED531545.]
MDRC. 16 East 34th Street 19th Floor, New York, NY 10016-4326. Tel: 212-532-3200; Fax: 212-684-0832; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; Annie E. Casey Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee