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How Can We Help Former Foster Youth Succeed? Ask Them.

Every year in America, nearly 24,000 young adults age out of foster care. Casey's Lisa Hamilton talks with Samanthya Amann and Brittany Hunter who experienced this uphill climb toward adulthood firsthand. Today, both women serve as young fellows with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, where they help guide the Foundation’s work supporting youth exiting care.

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Liz Ryan is on a Mission to Close Youth Prisons

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Liz Ryan directs Youth First, a national campaign to end the incarceration of young people by closing youth prisons and investing instead in community-based alternatives. She also is the founder and former CEO of the Campaign for Youth Justice, which works to end the practice of handling youth in the adult criminal justice system.

Posted October 20, 2016

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Reducing Community Violence: Gary Slutkin Shares a Prescription for Change

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Gary Slutkin is a physician, epidemiologist and infectious disease control specialist as well as the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Cure Violence, which aims to reduce violence via disease control and behavior change methods. Slutkin also serves as a professor of epidemiology and international health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as a senior advisor to the World Health Organization.

Posted July 25, 2016

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