Two New Casey Initiatives to Focus on Education and Employment for Youth, Young Adults

Blog Post

Millions of America's young people are struggling to find jobs — and to get the education and training necessary to keep them. Recognizing this, the Foundation is launching two new initiatives in September focused on ensuring youth and young adults have access to educational and employment opportunities that will enable them to become successful adults.

September 8, 2015

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Five Questions with Casey: Nate Balis on What’s Next for Juvenile Justice Reforms

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With more than 15 years of experience in juvenile justice, social policy and system reform, Nate Balis directs the Foundation's Juvenile Justice Strategy Group. For Five Questions with Casey, we sat down with Balis as his team launches a three-day conference for more than 900 juvenile justice reformers involved with the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

September 29, 2015

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FAQ on the JDAI Applied Leadership Network

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Learn more about the Applied Leadership Network, a year-long training program that aims to help leaders at Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI) sites refine their skills and apply these skills to JDAI enhancement projects in their jurisdictions.

September 28, 2015

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Bring Youth Home

Building on Ohio’s Deincarceration Leadership

Policy Report

In 1992, Ohio began investing in five deincarceration strategies to keep kids out of youth prisons. Over the next 23 years, Ohio cut its admissions to youth prisons by 80% — from more than 2,500 youth to less than 500 youth today. This report reviews strategies central to Ohio’s success and makes recommendations to states engaging in similar efforts.   

October 26, 2015

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President Obama Bans Solitary Confinement of Youth in Federal Prisons

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The Casey Foundation has been urging all facilities housing children to end the practice of solitary confinement. President Obama’s decision this week to ban the practice of holding young people in solitary confinement in federal prisons makes significant progress in eliminating this inhumane practice for young people.

January 26, 2016

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