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America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014


This report reflects the commitment of the members of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. The report was conceptualized and written by a workgroup of young adult data providers and Forum staff, including Traci Cook, Forum Coordinator; Forum Principal Evelyn Kappeler, Office of Adolescent Health; Renee Ellis and Robert Kominski, Census Bureau; Alexia Cooper and Erica Smith, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Brecht Donoghue, Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Forum Principal Yuko Whitestone, Department of Defense; Forum Principal Tom Snyder and Susan Aud, National Center for Education Statistics; Lisa Williamson and Steve Henderson, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Barry Steffen, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Forum Principal Jennifer Madans, Susan Lukacs, and Patricia Pastor, National Center for Health Statistics; Ingrid Goldstrom and Beth Han, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Regina Bures, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Seth Chamberlain and Jason Despain, Administration for Children and Families; Laura Chadwick, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; and Jennifer Park, Office and Management and Budget.

In addition to the report authors, active members of the on-call and writing committees who supported the contextual development of the report included: Forum Principal Shelli Avenevoli, National Institute of Mental Health; Katrina Baum, National Institute of Justice; Forum Principal David Johnson, formerly of the Census Bureau; Matthew Davis, Environmental Protection Agency; Grace Kena, National Center for Education Statistics; Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Economic Research Service; LaJeana Howie, National Center for Health Statistics; and Meena Karithanom, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Other staff members of the Forum agencies provided data or wrote parts of the report. They include Megan J. Benetsky, Thomas A. File, and Tiffany A. Julian, Census Bureau; Robin A. Cohen, Casey E. Copen, Catherine R. Duran, Charlotte A. Schoenborn, Joyce C. Abma, Ari Miniņo, Stephanie J. Ventura, Cynthia A. Reuben, Cheryl D. Fryar, Holly B. Hedegaard, and Kenneth B. Quinto, National Center for Health Statistics.

Additionally, Simone Robers, Katie Mallory (MacroSys), Allison Dziuba, and Susan Armstrong with American Institutes for Research, and Richard Devens, with First XV Communications, assisted Forum staff in producing the report.