Stepping Up for Kids

What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families

Policy Report

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. It includes the latest data for states, the District of Columbia, and the nation, as well as a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families.

January 1, 2012

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Replicating Detention Reform

Lessons from the Florida Detention Initiative

Report

This report compares two reform initiatives with nearly identical objectives yet drastically different final chapters. Readers will learn how officials successfully reduced local detention center populations and why a similar statewide effort failed just years later. Replicating Detention Reform is the 12th installment in a series devoted to identifying more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.     

April 1, 2001

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

Report

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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Two Decades of JDAI

From Demonstration Project to National Standard

Report

 This report documents the progress of Casey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, both in reforming juvenile detention practices nationwide and contributing to the larger juvenile justice reform movement

December 2, 2009

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Fixing a Broken System

Transforming Maine's Child Welfare system

Report

Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the Maine Office of Child and Family Services to drastically refocus their child welfare practice. The result: A reformed system that was more child-centered and outcomes-driven. Also included are data on key improvements, such as a 77% drop in residential placements and a 28% increase in kin placements over five years.

January 1, 2009

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Blog Post

Developing State Budgets in Tough Fiscal Times

Principles from the Center for the Study of Social Policy, a Casey partner, offer suggestions for policymakers attempting to balance state budgets while protecting public well-being in tough times.

October 21, 2009

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Blog Post

Ensuring Georgia’s Children Are Strong Readers

Leaders across Georgia are joining with the Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to develop an action plan aimed at getting every child in the state to read proficiently by the end of third grade.

August 5, 2013

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