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.
The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals from communities interested in implementing Evidence2Success, a framework that brings public system and resident leaders together to improve child well-being. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. ET on August 4, 2017.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has named William Rodriguez, assistant professor and chair of juvenile justice and youth advocacy at Wheelock College in Boston, as its 2017 Natalie S. Bimel Award recipient. The Foundation presented Rodriguez with the award in recognition of his commitment to fairness and equality, human rights and social justice.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has named a New York City-based nonprofit, Community Connections for Youth, as its 2017 Gloria J. Jenkins Award winner. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to detention reform by a community-based organization, is named after community activist Gloria J. Jenkins.
Three individuals, Toni Carter, Lisa Garry and Kurt Wolf, earned this year’s JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award, which recognizes stakeholders who have leveraged data and innovative partnerships to realize lasting juvenile justice reforms. The award is the highest honor that the Annie E. Casey Foundation bestows on an individual or team working at a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative site.