OPRE Study: Evaluation of LifeSet [Impact and Implementation Evaluation]

ICR 202205-0970-002

OMB: 0970-0577

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2022-05-03
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2022-01-13
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2021-10-12
Supplementary Document
2021-08-16
Supplementary Document
2021-10-12
Supplementary Document
2021-06-21
Supplementary Document
2021-08-16
Supplementary Document
2021-10-12
Supporting Statement B
2022-05-03
Supporting Statement A
2022-05-03
ICR Details
0970-0577 202205-0970-002
Received in OIRA 202201-0970-006
HHS/ACF OPRE
OPRE Study: Evaluation of LifeSet [Impact and Implementation Evaluation]
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 05/03/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
09/30/2024 09/30/2024
242 222
172 160
0 0

LifeSet is a therapeutic case management program that provides youth and young adults leaving foster care, juvenile justice, and mental health systems with the intensive in-home support and guidance they need in the transition to adulthood. The current LifeSet evaluation has two main components: an impact study to assess the effects of program participation on outcomes of interest and an implementation study to describe and document how LifeSet is implemented in New Jersey. The study is intended to contribute to the evidence base on program models that support young adults in the transition out of foster care. Project activities for the impact study include three waves of youth surveys and collection of administrative and program data. Project activities for the implementation study include interviews and focus groups with key staff and study youth. To date, 403 youth have been randomized and 142 youth have completed the baseline youth survey (Instrument 1). As the evaluation has progressed, program take-up has been lower than anticipated. To account for the decrease in excess demand, the team is changing the randomization ratio from a 1:1 randomization ratio (1 treatment to 1 control, or 1T:1C) to a 2:1 randomization ratio (2 treatment to 1 control, or a 2T:1C). A total of 340 youth were randomized at the 1T:1C ratio (170 in each group) and an expected 321 additional youth will be randomized at the 2T:1C ratio, for a final sample size of 661 (384 treatment, 277 control). The new sample sizes for the adjusted ratio allows the study to preserve power while having unequally sized groups, but increases the sample size from the original estimate of 600 respondents. Thus, we are seeking to increase our burden for the baseline youth survey (Instrument 1) from 600 to 661 responses. This nonsubstantive change is intended to preserve the quality of data collected, it does not alter the purpose of the data collection nor the expected uses of the data as approved by OMB in September 2021, October 2021, and January 2022.

US Code: 42 USC 677 Name of Law: John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 19892 04/15/2021
86 FR 33302 06/24/2021
No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 242 222 0 20 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 172 160 0 12 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
Changes to the burden table are requested as a result of a decrease in excess demand for the program. Please refer to B2 in Supporting Statement B for further details.

$529,300
No
    Yes
    No
No
No
No
No
Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
05/03/2022


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