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Evaluation and Technical Assistance for the Oregon Independent Living Program (ILP)
Evaluation and Technical Assistance for the Oregon Independent Living Program (ILP)

This long-term project uses discretionary funding from Oregon's Child Welfare Office's Independent Living Program (ILP) for transition-age foster youth to invest in “embedded researcher” efforts at the public agency. This involves working with the state agency and ILP providers to develop youth life skills assessment tools and transition planning processes, as well as piloting these at the largest nonprofit ILP provider in the state (New Avenues for Youth). Other evaluation and technical assistance efforts focus on partnering with the ILP program on new research questions and evaluation initiatives to better understand which youth IL services work well for and how the state best supports the success and well-being of all foster youth in Oregon.