Foster Care Alums Weigh In: Building a Better Exit Plan

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The Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke to Samanthya Amann and Brittany Hunter about their personal paths out of foster care. Both women talked about the barriers they faced, what strategies and supports they used, and what a smoother exit from the system could look like.

November 23, 2016

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Juvenile Justice System Focuses on Strengths of Youth and Families in Massachusetts

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A new training curriculum being piloted in Massachusetts focuses on creating strong connections between frontline staff and youth in the juvenile justice system. The objective is to transform the efforts of staff in the system, who make important decisions that directly affect youth and have an opportunity to build on young people’s strengths to improve outcomes.

February 5, 2017

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Questions Courts Must Ask Before Placing Children in Group Homes

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A Casey-supported report from the Building Bridges Initiative and Association of Children’s Residential Centers outlines specific questions for judges, lawyers and other professionals in the child welfare and juvenile justice fields to consider before assigning youth to a residential treatment facility.

March 28, 2017

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