This guide highlights a wide range of best practices – everything from big picture improvements to frontline fixes – that juvenile justice facilities can implement to advance the safety and well-being of a particularly vulnerable population: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
It is the eleventh installment in a series devoted to the Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). A multi-year, multi-site project, JDAI aims to reduce reliance on secure confinement while championing more efficient and effective detention alternatives.
During the past five years, more than 25 states have started working to stem the rate of teen pregnancies among young people in foster care. This month — which marks Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and National Foster Care Month — provides an opportunity to recognize steady progress and redouble the effort to build on and sustain the movement.
In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton and Delaware’s Division of Family Services director, Shirley Roberts, strike up an inspiring conversation about the state’s evolving child welfare system.
This report by the Institute for Policy Studies exposes the devastation on families when they try partnering for their incarcerated kids traversing the juvenile justice system. Once seen as an afterthought, families now are emerging as savvy and determined leaders in a movement to transform the juvenile justice playing field.
The federal Strengthening Families Act (SFA) provides new opportunities for child welfare agencies to create typical family experiences for children and youth in foster care. In this third installment of a six-part webinar series, the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative highlights key SFA provisions that leverage the law’s enforcement mechanisms to not only improve outcomes for kids, but establish better practices from the start.
A new lead partner agency, Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, helms the Jim Casey Youth site in Mississippi. The nonprofit joins 17 other lead partner agencies across the Jim Casey Youth network.
The most effective child welfare agencies establish practice models that describe how they partner with families and the community and keep them focused on their goals. In its child welfare leader's desk guide, the Casey Foundation outlines how these practice models create high-performing agencies.
Casey’s new KIDS COUNT report on parental incarceration, A Shared Sentence, highlights that children and families aren’t the only ones to experience stress and instability when a parent is behind bars — their communities also feel the blow.
More than 5.1 million U.S. kids have a parent who has served time. In a new report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended policy reforms that would help millions of children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.
In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton enlists social worker Tanya Krupat to discuss the stigmas, struggles and solutions shaping the lives of kids who have experienced parental incarceration.
Today, more than 140 cities, counties and towns are part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a community of places with comprehensive, locally owned plans to improve school readiness, reduce chronic absence and promote summer learning to put students on track for third grade reading success. One of these communities is Providence, Rhode Island.
It is really important to me that we are successful in educating our kids," says Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who was encouraged by a school teacher to pursue his dream to become a layer. "I see the children in our schools and they remind me of what a lifeline education was for me.