Making Detention Reform Work for Girls

A Guide to Juvenile Justice Reform #5​


 Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) produced a practical, detailed, how-to guide to tackle the issue of girls held in detention facilities and get true detention reform for girls started in JDAI sites. 

December 5, 2013

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success


This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8, 

December 2, 2013

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Investing in New Orleans

Lessons for Philanthropy in Public Housing Redevelopment


This report ex­amines how philanthropy shaped the overall approach to community change and public housing development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The document uses Casey’s role as an example and its per­spective on the process as a lens to focus on efforts that were results-oriented, resident-focused, multi-generational and economi­cally sustainable.

December 1, 2013

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Early Warning Confirmed

A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading


This report confirms that reading well by third grade affects an individual's success later in life. 

November 29, 2013

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Seeding the Field

The Creation and Growth of the Center for Working Families Approach


This report discusses the Casey Foundation’s germination of a new approach to helping the poor find the social, financial and economic help available to them in a one-stop shopping environment – a new concept at the time. 

November 15, 2013

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When Child Welfare Works: A Working Paper

A Proposal to Finance Best Practices

Policy Report

This report discusses the federal financing policy changes needed to make permanence an affordable priority for state child welfare agencies.

October 23, 2013

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Re-examining the Foster Care Review Process

Extended Foster Care as a Catalyst for Improved Practices and Better Outcomes


This brief gives government jurisdictions advice and ideas on implementing quality oversight and review processes for young adults in extended foster care. 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.

August 12, 2013

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