Thaddeus Ferber

Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policymaking

Image of the cover of the Managing for Success report

The Forum for Youth Investment is excited to release a new report, Managing for Success: Strengthening the Federal Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policymaking. This report examines how the federal government creates and uses evidence to inform decision-making.

The report includes:

Publishing Date: 
September 7, 2017

Report: Busting Myths About State Funding

How can federal agencies help governors, mayors and other local leaders craft innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges, even in an era of flat or declining funding?

Publishing Date: 
July 5, 2017

ROI for Reconnecting Opportunity Youth in Each Congressional District

Providing federal funding for opportunity youth (16-24 year olds who are not in school and can’t find a job) is not just the right thing to do; it is also good for each district's bottom line.

Publishing Date: 
March 28, 2017

Transforming Government, Transforming Communities

Publishing Date: 
April 15, 2016

Disconnected Data Means Disconnected Youth

Fragmented data systems result in wasted resources; we are letting young people fall through
the cracks. if we don’t provide our policy makers the information they need to see how fragmented programs and policies could fit together, and if we don’t provide our direct service providers the in-

Publishing Date: 
January 4, 2010

Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series: Overview & Rationale

The Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Guide helps policymakers ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts to create a seamless system of supports.

Publishing Date: 
October 19, 2010

Congressman Yarmuth Calls for Creation of White House Office on Children and Youth

The Forum is delighted that Congressman Yarmuth sent a letter to President Obama days after he took office calling for him to issue an executive order that would create a White House Office on Children and Youth.  This reinforces the message sent to President Obama by the Forum and more than 300 leading child and youth organizations.  Learn more at

February 5, 2009

Ready by 21® Indicators: Initial Recommendations to Maryland

Across the country, states are working to develop indicators that present a full picture of the lives of young people, monitoring both problems they hope to help young people avoid, and positive strengths they hope to help young people build.

Publishing Date: 
August 15, 2002