Getting Ready

Findings From the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative

Report

This report tells the story of the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative, a 17-state effort that produced a master list of critical school readiness measures. It also shares what participating states learned about using these indicators to inform policies and help kids succeed.

February 3, 2005

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My Life, My Plan: The Value of Youth-Led Reentry Planning

Blog Post

A guest author outlines how youth-led reentry plans empower young people to take control of their own lives. Michael D. explains how taking ownership of his plan allowed him to identify the support he needed to make his reentry successful. 

July 28, 2016

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New Funds Limit Use of Detention Facilities for Massachusetts Youth and Expand JDAI

Blog Post

A new grant from the Lookout Foundation has been awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. This grant will help deliver JDAI’s mission to decrease the length of stay in detention for low-risk youth and reduce the racial and ethnical disparities within the juvenile justice system. JDAI’s work will expand at the county level across Massachusetts. 

August 5, 2016

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Teen Motherhood at Record Low in United States

Data Snapshot Number 2

Report

This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot series — shares the latest statistics on teen pregnancy in the United States. It tells how teen birth rates differ by location and race and how the number of teen mothers in America has decreased over time. 

September 3, 2006

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How the Jim Casey Initiative Engages Young People

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Through the Jim Casey Initiative's nearly 15 years of experience in authentic youth engagement, Casey has identified three core values and guiding principles that enable us — and any organization or individual working with young people — to develop successful partnerships between young people and adults.

March 1, 2016

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Preparing for the Road Ahead

Helping Young People Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood

Report

This report reflects on the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s vision for building on its successes to help youth and young adults thrive socially, emotionally, financially, intellectually and physically.

August 16, 2016

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The Right Start for America’s Newborns

A decade of city and state trends

Report

This working paper — which updates previous Right Start reports — looks at eight healthy birth measures from 1990 to 1999. It examines these measures at the state level, nationwide and by grouping together America’s 50 largest cities. 

January 29, 2002

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Jim Casey Initiative Names Young Fellows From 12 States

Blog Post

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently named 12 new Jim Casey Young Fellows, who will be trained in leadership and advocacy skills to help inform the philanthropy's efforts to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

October 11, 2016

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