Research & Reports

Beyond the Safety Net: Preliminary Findings from a Pilot Project to Transform Housing Providers into College Success Programs

This report presents preliminary findings from a pilot project JBAY led over 2016-17 to increase the capacity of transitional housing providers to support current and former foster youth in post-secondary education.

August 2017

THP-Plus & THP+FC Program Snapshots

These quarterly program snapshots present moment-in-time, statewide, aggregate information on California’s transitional housing programs for current and former foster and probation youth, based on demographic and outcome data from the THP-Plus and THP+FC Participant Tracking Systems.

March 2017

FAQ: NMDs & CalFresh

This document answers 15 frequently asked questions about young adults participating in Extended Foster Care applying for and accessing CalFresh, California’s food stamp program.

March 2017

Why Has Statewide Spending on Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth Decreased, and What Can We Do About it?

This publication discusses the statewide decline in THP-Plus expenditures that has occurred since 2011 Realignment went into effect, and makes recommendations to counties for increasing their THP-Plus expenditures.

February 2017

January 2017 Survey of Burton Book Fund Recipients

In January 2017, John Burton Advocates for Youth conducted a survey of the 1,050 students who participated in the Burton Book Fund in the 2016-17 academic year.  The survey was sent via email directly to the Burton Book Fund recipients. A total of 337 students responded to the survey over the one-month survey period.

January 2017

THP-Plus & THP+FC Program Snapshots

These quarterly program snapshots present moment-in-time, statewide, aggregate information on California’s transitional housing programs for current and former foster and probation youth, based on demographic and outcome data from the THP-Plus and THP+FC Participant Tracking Systems.

December 2016

THP-Plus & THP+FC Program Snapshots

These quarterly program snapshots present moment-in-time, statewide, aggregate information on California’s transitional housing programs for current and former foster and probation youth, based on demographic and outcome data from the THP-Plus and THP+FC Participant Tracking Systems.

September 2016

2015-16 THP-Plus & THP+FC Annual Report

The 2015-16 Annual Report details the status of THP-Plus and THP+FC, California’s transitional housing programs for current and former foster and probation youth.

August 2016

Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide

A guide for foster youth in planning their higher education journey.

Charting the Course: Using Data to Support Foster Youth College Success

A report on the data shared by California College Pathways campuses.