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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.
Today in America, about 1 in 13 newborns — 319,000 babies total — is born at a low birth weight. This statistic has fallen by more than 28,000 newborns in the last seven years, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Book.
New data from the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that America's teen birth rate has greatly improved in recent years. This historic low is encouraging as teenage childbearing can have negative consequences for both the mother and newborn.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation spoke with Samin Dadelahi, chief operating officer of the Wyoming Community Foundation, on why Wyoming ranks best for economic well-being of kids and families in the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
States, commonwealths and territories can apply now through Aug. 10 for a new initiative called Parents and Children Thriving Together. The initiative, led by the National Governors Association and the Center for Law and Social Policy, offers support for states as they develop and implement two-generation strategies.
Casey senior associate Charles Rutheiser will release a new book chronicling five decades of the all-volunteer mentorship program called Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. All proceeds will benefit the program's work.
Three new resources are now available to help supporters of juvenile justice reform be more effective for youth and communities by utilizing evidence-based communications strategies.
According to new research from Kids Insight, the well-being of many children in foster care improves while in custody. However, a minority of kids still struggle and agencies need to find innovative approaches to effectively meet their needs.
A new tool, the Foster Home Estimator, can help agencies build a more robust pool of foster parents by more accurately estimating how many additional foster homes are needed, especially for specific populations of children, such as teens or large sibling groups.
In A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency, the Casey Foundation describes how child welfare casework can do more to provide children with stable living situations and build children’s long-term family relationships.
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.
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.
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.
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.
Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.
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,
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.