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.
America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control, exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety. This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers to an alternate model — rooted in a continuum of community-based programs — that aims to set all children on a pathway to success.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and the National Institute of Justice today released a new report with recommendations for a common-sense, bipartisan approach to halt the heavy reliance on incarcerating young people.
Casey’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Liz Ryan of Youth First about what’s wrong with America’s prevailing juvenile justice system, what a better system looks like, and how we can help states end their reliance on youth prisons and incarcerating kids.
In the latest webinar in the Using What Works series highlighting tools of the Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success framework, experts described the components of a strategic financing plan for programs proven to work for children and families and new financing approaches being adopted around the country.
The Casey Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation recently brought together child welfare administrators and researchers from across the country for a two-day symposium to build evidence-based strategies that imporove outcomes for children, families, and communities.
A new paper by the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy finds that immigrants living in rural communtieis are unlike their rural native-born and urban immigrant counterparts in a host of ways.
The Casey Foundation has provided support for Virginia’s work to move the state's juvenile justice reform in a rehabilitative direction. Youth and staff from correctional centers recently met with Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the statehouse to present their ideas.
Learn about a new effort to promote two-generation policies and programs in states — and connect low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently named 12 new Jim Casey Young Fellows, who will be trained in leadership and advocacy skills to help inform the philanthropy's efforts to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
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.