Profile / Case Study
This Child Trends report evaluates Nebraska’s Bridge to Independence (b2i) program for young adults who have recently exited from the foster care system. The program offers supportive services such as medical care, housing, and case management and assists participants as they attain education and employment in coordination with an assigned independence coordinator. This report’s assessment of qualitative and quantitative impacts of b2i are incorporated as part of the Nebraska Children’s Commission 2018-2019 Annual Report and will be used to set future priorities on the b2i program expansion.
This Mathematica report evaluates methods of substance abuse treatment and mental health service delivery and assesses the measurement of opioid misuse. The report also offers economic and epidemiologic tools to improve recognition of unintended consequences and long-term implications of interventions previously used to reduce opioid use.