Title

Chafee Educational and Training Voucher Programs: System Coordination in Rural New England

Abstract

This paper explores service providers’ perspectives on a series of issues associated with systemic coordination in the implementation of the Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program in three relatively rural states. Findings derived from mail surveys (N = 105) and in-depth interviews (N = 17) with child welfare and educational service providers highlight challenges and innovations related to working with Chafee ETV eligible youth. Findings suggest that raising awareness of the Chafee ETV program’s provisions, improving access to concrete services, and facilitating collaboration among service providers may aid the transition to post secondary education for youth in out-of-home care.

Publication Date

9-2008

Journal Title

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Publisher

Springer

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s10560-008-0154-9

Document Type

Article