The Connecticut Turnaround

Case Study

Report

This report summarizes how Connecticut has made substantial progress in 5 years turning around its troubled child welfare agency. Partnering with the Casey Foundation and others, the state has instituted improvements, driven down the number of kids removed from homes and ensured that children entering state custody live in families whenever possible, not in group placements. 

March 6, 2015

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10 Practices Part Two

Making the Business Case: Research and References for 10 Practices and Appendices

Report

The Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. Part two of the Desk Guide includes research, references and appendices that will help leaders and their staff make the business case for improving policies and practices, with a goal of improving how children in the child welfare system fare.

April 9, 2015

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From Foster Home to Homeless

Strategies to Prevent Homelessness for Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Brief

In America, too many youth are getting too old for foster care and falling into homelessness. This brief, a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, analyzes what we’re getting wrong — and how we can fix our patchwork system of supports. Even more, it offers fresh ideas on how we can keep this vulnerable demographic off the streets and striding toward adulthood on solid, stable ground.  

June 13, 2014

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A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency

10 Practices Part One

Report

The child welfare leader’s desk guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. New leaders will benefit from the desk guide’s structured, yet flexible road map for assessing their agency’s strengths and opportunities and creating an agenda for change.

April 9, 2015

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

Brief

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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Too Many Kids in U.S. Child Welfare Systems Not Living in Families

News Release

On any given night, about 57,000 children under the care of our nation’s child welfare systems are going to bed without the care and comfort of a family. In its latest KIDS COUNT policy report, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, the Foundation highlights this and other sobering statistics that point to the urgent need to ensure, through sound policies and proven practices, that everything possible is being done to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.

May 19, 2015

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