LEAP Turns One: A Year In Review

Blog Post

Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) turned one in September 2017. Casey checks in on the initiative’s early results and finds that there’s plenty to celebrate. 

November 16, 2017

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Momentum Builds in States to End the Youth Prison Model

Blog Post

America’s longstanding youth prison model — which emphasizes compliance, control and punishment — exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to enhance public safety. Not surprisingly, this model is fading across the nation.

January 25, 2018

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The Missouri Model

Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders


Kid “jails” are routinely found to be unsafe, unhealthy and unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Not in Missouri. 

January 1, 2010

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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 2018 Update

A guide to juvenile detention reform

Practice Guide

In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention. This update picks up where the 2014 report left off. 

February 26, 2018

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Making Public Systems Work Better for Immigrant Families

Blog Post

A new report from the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare offers comprehensive research and data on what happens when children in immigrant families interact with child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the United States — and makes recommendations for how those systems can more effectively respond.

April 27, 2018

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