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San Francisco Probation Takes New Approach to Technical Violations

San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department is using a new program in which youths facing detention for probation violation charges instead attend sessions designed to deepen their understanding of the rules and conditions governing court-ordered probation and the value of making good decisions.

Posted March 14, 2012

Youth and Work

Policy Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

Posted March 1, 2012

Building the Evidence Base to Support Promising Programs

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Casey invests in increasing the availability and use of evidence-based programs within the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, health and education systems. Learn about recent investments.

Posted November 19, 2013

Two Generations Benefit from Casey's Atlanta Efforts

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The Atlanta Civic Site is helping support organizations like The Center for Working Families, Inc. as part of a two-generation strategy to address parents’ and children’s challenges simultaneously in order to break the cycle of poverty that often passes from generation to generation. Learn about the work being done there by Marilyn Winn, a program associate who used to the center to get back on her feet after struggling with addiction.

Posted February 8, 2013

The Missouri Model


Kid “jails” are routinely found to be unsafe, unhealthy and unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Not in Missouri. 

Posted January 1, 2010

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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,