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Independent Living Minimum Standards Recommended for Children in Foster Care, Report No. 04-78, November 2004
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The Department of Children and Families’ Independent Living Transition Services Program provides children and young adults formerly in foster care with services and financial assistance to help them successfully transition into adulthood. As directed by law, this report recommends standards for providing independent living transition services. These standards are organized into eight areas:
  • life skills;
  • housing;
  • education;
  • employment;
  • health;
  • aftercare and transition;
  • training; and
  • data collection and evaluation.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Family Safety

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-30 DCF Has Improved Some Aspects of Independent Living Program Oversight; Other Long-Standing Problems Remain,published in March 2010.
  • Report No. 07-11 Improved Fiscal and Quality Oversight Is Needed for the Independent Living Program, published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 07-03 CBC Pilot Project Implementation Delayed But Proceeding; Other Initiatives Implemented, published in January 2007.
  • Report No. 06-50 Child Welfare System Performance Mixed in First Year of Statewide Community-Based Care, published in June 2006.
  • Report No. 06-05 Additional Improvements Are Needed as DCF Redesigns Its Lead Agency Oversight Systems, published in January 2006.
  • Report No. 05-61 Improvements in Independent Living Services Will Better Assist State’s Struggling Youth, published in December 2005.
  • Report No. 05-12 OPPAGA Report: Child Welfare Transition Nearly Complete; Budget Allocation and Oversight Systems Need Strengthening, published in March 2005.
  • Report No. 04-65 OPPAGA Report: DCF Improves Readiness Assessment Process; However, Additional Changes Are Needed, published in September 2004.
  • Report No. 04-15 Special Report: DCF’s Lead Agency Readiness Assessment Process Meets Statutory Requirements, But Needs Strengthening, published in February 2004.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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