We Want to Know What They Are Saying

A Multiagency Collaborative Effort to Address Parental Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact


This report highlights a multiagency collaborative effort to help parents with limited English proficiency understand their role in the juvenile justice system, ultimately toward a goal of increased parental participation regardless of language. 

November 1, 2009

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Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare

Collaboration for Change, Part Two

Practice Guide

The criminal justice system interacts with many of the same families involved in the child welfare system and while it makes sense that these systems would work together, too often they do not. This guide describes ways that the two systems can work together to improve and strengthen family and community bonds.

January 1, 2001

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America’s Invisible Children

Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice

Policy Report

This policy brief sifts through statistics and stereotypes to offer an engaging look at how America’s justice system is failing Latino youth. Readers will learn what various organizations are doing — nationally and locally — to address damaging racial and ethnic disparities and support our country’s largest minority group. The text closes with clear actions that policymakers must take to fix our broken justice system and keep all involved youth safe, out of adult prison and bound for a brighter tomorrow.    

May 1, 2009

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Community Investments for Family Economic Success

A guide to key ideas, effective approaches, and technical assistance resources for Making Connections cities and site teams.


An overview of strategies, tools and resources that can help trigger new or improved housing, commercial/retail and infrastructure investment in low-income communities.  

August 11, 2003

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Connecting Youth Through Multiple Pathways


This slide deck is a field scan of what selected school districts, foundations and nonprofit organizations are doing to prepare at-risk youth for further education, careers and life. 

September 8, 2009

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Attorney General Eric Holder Energizes KIDS COUNT Conference

Blog Post

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder celebrated the Foundation as “a champion for disadvantaged young people from coast to coast” that has broken barriers, strengthened families and contributed to improvements in juvenile justice, in a stirring Oct. 1 speech during the Foundation’s KIDS COUNT conference in Baltimore.

October 1, 2014

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