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Select Adoption Statistics for Kids in Foster Care

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In 2015, nearly 112,000 kids in foster care were waiting to be adopted — and another 53,500 kids in care were adopted into a family. The KIDS COUNT Data Center shares select statistics on both groups.  

Posted May 16, 2017

Casey Seeks New Partners for its Evidence2Success Framework

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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.

Posted May 15, 2017

Boston Professor Receives Bimel Award for Helping Drive Detention Reforms

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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.

Posted April 30, 2017

Community Connections for Youth Earns Casey's 2017 Gloria J. Jenkins Award

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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.

Posted April 29, 2017

Meet the 2017 JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award Winners

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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.

Posted April 29, 2017

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,