Practice Guide

This report introduces the Practice Pathways Tool, which helps states partnering with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative identify effective practice components, evaluate existing practices and boost collaboration to advance comprehensive practice reform. The driving force behind the tool is simple: support smarter, sharper decision-making that improves the lives of youth exiting foster care. 

April 26, 2013

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Which child welfare practices benefit youth exiting foster care.

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    How to tell if these practices are being successfully implemented.

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    The hallmarks of good practice related to eight different outcomes.

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    Where to pull data to accurately assess these improvements.

Key Takeaway

Comprehensive practice reform is a long and challenging journey — and this tool is here to help

To create the Practice Pathways Tool, a team of nationally-recognized experts identified practice model components that have a proven track record — both in research and the real-world — of enhancing the lives of young people transitioning from foster care. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations