Community Safety and Justice

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approached, and Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams

Report

This report outlines the ways communities in the Making Connections cities work with their neighbors and the formal justice system to make their neighborhoods safer.

January 1, 2000

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The ABC’s of Early Childhood

Trends, Information and Evidence for Use in Developing an Early Childhood System of Care and Education

Report

This report provides evidence to support greater investment in a comprehensive system of early childhood care and education.

November 19, 1999

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Contracting for Child and Family Services

A Mission-Sensitive Guide

Report

This report explores purchase-of-service contracting and managed care contracting (including the field’s newest option, network creation) as a means of privatizing child welfare services. It helps state and local agencies — and potential service providers — navigate contracts and the contracting process in this new era of serving America’s children and families.   

November 1, 1999

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By the Numbers

the role of data and information in detention reform

Report

This report offers examples and tips for using data and information technology to advance juvenile detention reform efforts. It is part of a series that shares lessons from a multi-year, multi-site project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.

August 1, 1999

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Improving Conditions of Confinement in Secure Juvenile Detention Centers

Report

This report presents a discussion of what was learned from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) about improving and maintaining safe, humane institutions. Attention is given to the impact of inadequate conditions. It also offers guiding principles, based on JDAI, for improving institutional conditions, developing and conducting an assessment, improving practices, and maintaining ongoing assessment.

July 1, 1999

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New Hope for Low-Income Workers

Improving Economic and Child Outcomes in Milwaukee

Report

In 1994, Milwaukee implemented a two-year program, New Hope, that provided low-income working families with a flexible package of earnings supplements and services. The results? Glorious. Parents benefited from a boost in employment and earnings. Equally noteworthy: Their kids — specifically their sons — had fewer behavioral issues and better academic success.   

June 22, 1999

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AdvoCasey: Summer 1999

“Above Average” Welfare Reform

Newsletter

This edition of AdvoCasey examines the ripple of changes sparked by the landmark federal welfare law of 1996. Readers will learn about an array of financial incentive programs — in both the United States and Canada — that are helping welfare recipients secure work and bigger paychecks. A smaller story reviews one of America’s most effective anti-poverty programs, the Earned Income Tax Credit.  

June 20, 1999

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Resident Involvement in Community Change

The Experiences of Two Initiatives

Report

Involving people in local neighborhood change creates problems as well as better solutions, as this report demonstrates through an examination of Casey's Plain Talk and Community Change for Youth Development philanthropy projects. 

June 1, 1999

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