Improving Foster Care for Young People of Color

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Social, systemic and structural barriers create disparate and disheartening outcomes for young people of color in foster care. Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative are pushing for better strategies and fairer outcomes.

January 19, 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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Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

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Casey’s Lisa Hamilton talks with Rafael López about America’s child welfare system. Their conversation explores the system today, how it works and where it falls short. López also shares ideas aimed at transforming the system to better serve children and families in crisis.

May 30, 2017

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Helping Savannah Youth Connect to Work, Avoid Confinement

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The juvenile court in Chatham County, Georgia, home to Savannah, reached out for community investments and partnerships to create innovating programming that helps juveniles reconnect with their community and avoid future incarceration.

May 9, 2018

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JDAIconnect Adds 2,200 Users in First Year

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Since the Casey Foundation launched JDAIconnect a year ago, more than 2,200 juvenile justice reformers have joined the online community to exchange ideas, find resources and learn.

May 9, 2018

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May is National Foster Care Month

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May is National Foster Care Month, when the nation turns its attention to children and families in foster care and the many supporters who are committed to helping them succeed. 

May 1, 2018

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