The Missouri Model

Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders

Report

Kid “jails” are routinely found to be unsafe, unhealthy and unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Not in Missouri. 

January 1, 2010

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Casey-Funded Report Documents the Criminalization of Poverty

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In Maryland, state and local policies place financial burdens on those who can least afford it. It’s a system that causes unnecessary arrests, criminal charges and the imprisonment of poor people, according to a new Casey-funded study and report. 

March 5, 2018

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Report: Youth in Foster Care Need Family, Not Just Skills for Independence

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A new report, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tells what states and child welfare agencies can do to help teens thrive upon leaving foster care. It describes the beneficial role that a supportive adult can play — and places the need for family on par with a young person’s developmental and practical needs.

March 5, 2018

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Our Work in States

Across the nation, Jim Casey Initiative sites are helping young people make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood. The Casey Foundation currently has official Jim Casey Initiative partnerships established in 17 states. Learn more about our partners.

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Momentum Builds to End Youth Homelessness in Maryland

Blog Post

After months of community organizing and meetings with legislators, advocates from Youth Empowered Society, a Casey grantee, are celebrating a big win: The Maryland General Assembly’s passage of the Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018.

April 17, 2018

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