AYPF’s microsite, Understanding Foster, Juvenile Justice, and Crossover Youth, and accompanying blog series increases our understanding of the barriers faced by these populations and catalogues some of the elements necessary to develop pathways to postsecondary education and workforce success. 

Young people involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems often face significant challenges as they transition to college and career. This resource, which draws upon national, state, and local research and data, provides snapshots of the education and workforce outcomes of these populations and explores the challenges they face.