This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
During a webinar on March 14, the Casey Foundation released a new brief that highlights the strategies several organizations are using to address parent and child needs at the same time, as well as policy recommendations to support the adoption and growth of two-generation approaches.
As an organization dedicated to improving the lives of America’s children, the Casey Foundation recognizes the fundamental importance of a child's health and health care. In a statement, President & CEO Patrick McCarthy encourages our nation's leaders to prioritize kids in the current debate.
Today in America, more than 1 in 3 children live in single-parent families. The likelihood of being raised in a one-parent household is lowest for Asian children (16%), white children (25%) and children from immigrant families (25%).
In America today, 90% of the 18 million children living in immigrant families were born in the United States. Fourteen percent of all kids in immigrant families have a hard time speaking English, 21% live in linguistically isolated households, and 54% live with parents who have difficulty speaking English.