Preparing Our Kids for Education, Work, and Life

Preparing Our Kids for Education, Work, and Life

According to a new report from the , young people who "age out" of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services face an increased risk of homelessness, incarceration, sexual abuse, unemployment, and depression. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Task Force on Youth Aging Out of DSS Care, the report, (41 pages, PDF), offers recommendations — many of which require changes in the state's budget, administrative policies, and statutes — to improve the lives of such youth. The report also identifies five core resources for the healthy development of youth on which any transition system should be based.