National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Partner Information

September 14, 2022

The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a tool developed by The Children’s Bureau for tracking independent living services (Education, employment, housing/homeless experience, positive adult connections, high-risk behaviors, access to health services and insurance) provided to young people in care. This tool helps assess how states are improving youth outcomes through these services.

From October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023 the Youth Engagement Team will be focusing on our 17-year-old population. The Youth Engagement Team will be reaching out to these young people’s caseworkers to help complete these surveys. Youth surveys can be done while doing their usual home visit or face-to-face contact.

There are three cohorts for surveys, Age 17, Age 19, and Age 21. 

Age 17:

  • Known as the baseline survey
  • Youth are compensated $10 

Age 19:

  • Follow up from the 17-year-old population
  • Youth are compensated $25

Age 21:

  • Final follow up
  • Youth are compensated $50 

Caseworkers are able to complete the survey with the young person, but surveys cannot be completed it without the young person's involvement!

To know if a young person is eligible to take the survey: 

 Check in Trails

  • Web Apps -> NYTD survey -> click on your cohort
  • Make sure to mark “Active Cohort Population Only
  • Click to your county

Caseworkers may be contacted by state employees requesting help in reaching out to eligible young people.

Colorado Data:

Data Summary Report: Independent Living Services

Data Summary Report: Youth Outcomes

If you have any questions please contact Ricardo Matthias, Youth Engagement Specialist, at:

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