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.
This report reflects on the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s vision for building on its successes to help youth and young adults thrive socially, emotionally, financially, intellectually and physically.
A new video, Evidence2Success: Tools for Fund-Mapping the Future, shows how Evidence2Success sites in Alabama, Rhode Island and Utah are pulling together local data to help communities better align resources with locally determined priority outcomes.
In 2014, 107,916 children in America’s foster care system were waiting to be adopted. While nearly half of these children were adopted within two years, 29% waited three or more years to experience this milestone.
Casey’s Dennis Campa oversees two national networks of state advocacy organizations focused on improving the lives of vulnerable kids and families. In this Five Questions edition, Campa talks about the importance of state-based advocacy and how the Foundation uses national networks to help drive state policy reform.
Disaggregating data can help bring attention and commitment to the solving of social and racial equity problems by uncovering hidden inequities and learning to present data in a meaningful, effective way.
A new grant from the Lookout Foundation has been awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. This grant will help deliver JDAI’s mission to decrease the length of stay in detention for low-risk youth and reduce the racial and ethnical disparities within the juvenile justice system. JDAI’s work will expand at the county level across Massachusetts.
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.