The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate the two programs funded under the Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood Initiative. In New York City, approximately 600 young adults “age out” of foster care (i.e., reach the age of adulthood without a permanent family) each year. Those who age out of foster care are at significantly elevated risk of criminal justice system involvement and other negative life outcomes. Through the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative, DANY has provided funding to expand and enhance two programs for foster youth (ages 16 to 24) who will soon transition to adulthood or who have recently done so.
Applicants seeking to evaluate the two programs should propose a design for a process evaluation, outcome evaluation, and an optional cost-benefit analysis of each program. Applicants must propose to evaluate both of the programs. Broadly, DANY is interested in understanding how the programs are implemented, whether they are effective in reducing risk factors for criminal justice involvement (e.g., disconnection from both education and employment, participation in criminal behavior), and whether they are cost-effective.
Learn more and apply. Applications are due by June 15.