The overall evaluation mission is to provide information that is useful to young adults, their families and adult allies, service providers, regional steering committees, and Vermont.

evaluation-2The Young Adults in Transition (YIT) evaluation is a required part of Vermont receiving the YIT funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It provides information about Vermont’s local system of care achievements, young adult and family outcomes, and mental health and substance abuse service needs.

The evaluation section of the YIT website was designed to provide our regional partners, young adults, family members and adult allies, and other interested parties with information and resources around the evaluation.

Some of the Latest Dashboard Metrics:

  • Completed HS or GED has increased to 74%
  • Arrest rate drops from 6% to 0%
  • 1 out of 6 young adults report not getting the health care they need.
    • could not afford it (47% of those who did not get healthcare they needed)
    • motivation (did not want or need it) – (33% of those who did not get healthcare they needed)
    • did not know where/how to get it (27% of those who did not get health care they needed)
  • Employment went from 55% – 61% over 12 months
  • Cigarette smoking is much more prevalent for our YIT population than compared to the overall statewide data
    • Young adults getting YIT services are more likely to use tobacco products including cigarettes and other tobacco (59%) compared to other young adults in Vermont (44%). This statistic does not change over time.

The Evaluation portion of this site is organized into six sections:

  1. Evaluation FAQs: On this page you can learn more details about the overall evaluation and read answers to commonly asked questions.
  2. Studies and Measures: The YIT evaluation is comprised of four studies. Learn about them here, and review what specific measures we’re using to track Vermont’s progress with the system of care.
  3. Evaluation Reports: It is the responsibility of our evaluation to share what information we learn, and this is the page where we’ll post our statewide and regional reports.
  4. Presentations: Click on “Presentations” to be able to view or download our latest presentations.
  5. Evaluation Team Contacts: Have a question, comment, or suggestion for an evaluator? Find out which evaluator is responsible for your region and give her or him a ring.
  6. Links & Resources: Interested in learning more about how systems of care are evaluated, or how you can use evaluation to improve services in your region? We will post our favorite links and resources here.