Nate Balis Named Director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group
Nate Balis has been named the director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG) effective July 1, succeeding Bart Lubow, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Balis brings to this role more than 15 years of experience in juvenile justice, social policy, research, evaluation and system reform. Since 2007, Balis has been a senior associate at the Foundation focusing on juvenile justice reform.
New National, State Scorecard on Children’s Progress Shows Troubling Obstacles to Reaching Key Milestones
America’s future prosperity depends on our ability to prepare all children to achieve their full potential in life. Amid rapid demographic changes, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows we have much ground to cover to ensure that all kids – especially children of color – are positioned to thrive. The KIDS COUNT® policy report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, unveils the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level.
About the Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the nation, with assets of more than $2.3 billion. The Foundation provides about $190 million in grants each year and is ranked among the top philanthropies for charitable giving. Established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, the Foundation’s primary mission is to foster public policies, human services, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of vulnerable children and families.