Research & Reports

THP+FC & THP-Plus Program Snapshots, September 30, 2017

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+FC and THP-Plus Participant Tracking Systems.

November 2017

Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth

The financial aid process no longer has to feel intimidating and confusing; the new student-friendly JBAY Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth takes the mystery out of applying for and keeping financial aid. This comprehensive guide begins with an explanation of different types of financial aid available, includes a step-wise guide to completing the FAFSA, tips on what to do after the FAFSA to ensure maximum aid awards, and explains how to stay in good standing and keep getting financial assistance for school.

October 2017

Accelerating Success: Turning Insights into Action for Foster Youth at California Community Colleges

This report by Educational Results Partnership and John Burton Advocates for Youth regarding foster youth outcomes at California’s community colleges provides college leaders with data driven approaches to improve foster youth outcomes, and shines a light on implications for policy-makers.

October 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.

Updated October 2017

Stepping Up for Foster Youth: A Policy Playbook for California’s Four-Year Universities

This report summarizes the results of a survey of foster youth campus support programs at California’s four-year universities, documenting and recommending institutional policies that campuses can institute to improve foster youth outcomes in the successful completion of post-secondary degrees.

September 2017

2016-17 THP+FC & THP-Plus Annual Report

The 2016-17 THP+FC & THP-Plus Annual Report details the status of California’s transitional housing programs for non-minor current and former foster and probation youth.

September 2017

THP+FC & THP-Plus Program Snapshots, June 30, 2017

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+FC and THP-Plus Participant Tracking Systems.

August 2017

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

Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide

This education planning guide is intended to help foster youth chart their course to the college that is right for their interests and career goals. It also directs youth to the support and resources available for foster youth scholars on college campuses.

July 2017

THP+FC and THP-Plus Program Snapshots, March 31, 2017

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+FC and THP-Plus Participant Tracking Systems.

May 2017

THP+FC & THP-Plus Program Snapshots, December 31, 2016

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+FC and THP-Plus Participant Tracking Systems.

April 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+FC & THP-Plus Program Snapshots, September 30, 2016

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+FC and THP-Plus Participant Tracking Systems.

December 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.