Rightsizing Congregate Care

A Powerful First Step in Transforming Child Welfare Systems

Report

This report illustrates how the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with New York City, Louisiana, Maine and Virginia to identify five levers of change, reduce the use of congregate care and improve other performance indicators. The report also includes data on key improvements in each jurisdiction.

January 1, 2009

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Counting is Not Enough

Investing in Qualitative Case Reviews for Practice Improvement in Child Welfare

Report

This report—the first field-study of its kind—evaluates an increasingly popular performance-monitoring tool, the Qualitative Case Review (QCR), while offering tips for enhancing its implementation and use in child welfare systems nationwide. 

January 1, 2011

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The Road to Success

Summary of Life-Skills Activities and Principles

Report

 This paper reviews the many programs and activities offered to increase and enhance the life skills of youth in care.

January 1, 2006

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Building a Stronger Regional Safety Net

Philanthropy's Role

Report

This analysis combines an original data set of foundation grants for social services with interviews that assess the role of foundations in supporting the suburban social safety net in the Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Detroit regions.

January 1, 2011

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Results Report

Report

This is the first-published annual summary of results from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which began submitting results reports in 2004. These reports provide sites with an opportunity to report detention reform progress and to generate initiative-wide aggregate measures and intersite comparisons to deepen understanding of the overall status of the detention reform movement.

January 1, 2009

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