NYTD stands for National Youth in Transition Database. This database was created to collect information related to independent living services provided to youth served by DHHS. This system will also be used to gain feedback from youth through a survey that was developed by the US Government.
Youth in foster care on or after they turn 17 will complete the survey. Some of these youth will be contacted again in the year they turn 19 and again at age 21 to complete the same survey.
The survey selection will occur every three years and will begin in October 2010. The first survey selection will run through September 2011.