Patrick McCarthy on Using Evidence To Do the Most Good for Kids and Families

Posted January 6, 2016, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Casey Foundation President & CEO Patrick McCarthy recently was invited to participate in the William T. Grant Foundation's "Evidence at the Crossroads" blog series. 

In his post — Using Evidence to do the Most Good, Even When it Reveals 'Inconvienient Truth' — McCarthy focused on applying the insights of research on specific programs to what public systems do and how they do it, leveraging lessons to help many more children and families. He argues that doing so may be especially important when the findings challenge prevailing paradigms, such as the ongoing reliance on youth prisons despite all the evidence that these insitutions do harm to young people.

Read McCarthy's blog post