Youth Incarceration Sees Dramatic Drop in the United States

News Release

The KIDS COUNT data snapshot, "Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States," shows the juvenile confinement rate to be at a 35-year low, signaling the opportunity for alternative, more effective responses to court-involved youth.

February 27, 2013

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Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform in Georgia

Blog Post

There are some changes coming to the juvenile justice system in Georgia. A recent law is the result of the work of the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform convened by the governor in 2011 and expanded in 2012 to include juvenile justice.

June 13, 2013

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Blog Post

More Children Living in Single-Parent Families

In 2012, 35% of children (24.7 million) lived in single-parent families. While there was little change in this indicator from the previous year, the percentage of children living in these households has increased by 13% (4 million children) since 2000.

October 7, 2013

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Improving Access to Public Benefits

Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Supports They Need

Report

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased vital resources such as food stamps, unemployment insurance and housing subsidies available to low-income families struggling through the recession. But not all families were able to gain access to and receive the benefits for which they were eligible. This report suggests that there is a need for funders, states, communities and the federal government to create more programs that low-income families can access.

April 1, 2010

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Rebuild the Nation’s Child Welfare System

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Issue Brief

Brief

Casey’s Congressional call-to-action for rebuilding the child welfare system recommends changes that can promote proven practices in creating permanent family alignments. 

January 10, 2009

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Closing the Achievement Gap

The Anatomy of Influence

Brief

 This publication looks at the various influence activities of Casey's education portfolio and explains the logic behind this diverse set of investments.

December 11, 2008

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