Cost Avoidance

The Business Case for Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Brief

This issue brief highlights the financial price tag to taxpayers of poor outcomes among youth exiting foster care. It analyzes costs in three areas: education, parenthood and justice system involvement. 

May 26, 2013

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Casey Connects: Spring 2005

Pursuing Permanent Children for Families and Youth

Newsletter

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping kids in foster care find loving, permanent families; and 2) reducing racial disparities throughout the child welfare system. A smaller story recognizes 6 movers and shakers in the child welfare field, including 4 former Families Count honorees.   

March 21, 2005

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Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth

Outcomes at Age 26

Report

This report, a product of the Midwest Study, analyzes how former foster care youth are faring at age 26. It reviews survey results on a wide range of issues — everything from employment records and academic experiences to family relationships and pregnancy rates. 

September 6, 2011

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Casey Connects: Summer 2001

Initiative Aims to Ease the Pain of Transition From Foster Care

Newsletter

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights transitions. It unveils three new Foundation initiatives breaking fresh ground and highlights the racially impactful, Oscar-nominated film Legacy, revealing a family’s transformation in ghetto Chicago after the murder of their shining star son. 

June 1, 2001

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What Young People Need to Thrive

Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act to Promote Normalcy

Report

This brief draws upon the voices of young people in transition from foster care to adulthood to explore the need and strategies for providing typical experiences — or normalcy — for kids in foster care. 

November 12, 2015

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Crisis — and Opportunity — in Delaware’s Child Welfare System

Report

In 2011, Delaware’s child welfare system wasn’t just in trouble — it was in crisis, with too many teens entering out-of-home care and later exiting foster care disconnected from family. To fix this broken system, the state launched a sweeping, data-driven reform effort called Outcomes Matter. The initiative boosted morale among caseworkers and gave kids and families a critical voice in the decision-making process. But the best part? The effort helped improve the well-being of Delaware’s children and families.  

March 2, 2016

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