Insights yielded from a community of practice (CoP) dedicated to professionals working with transitional youth.

In this brief, the term “transitional youth” refers to youth who have been involved with foster care and who might also be involved in the juvenile justice system through probation or detention.

The CoP was a collaborative of researchers, practitioners, and local government officials that came together to discuss the most pressing challenges facing youth aging out of foster care and/or involved in the juvenile justice system and the potential for pay for success (PFS), or other forms of outcomes-based financing, to make a difference.