Training Young Women to Become Researchers — and Study Their Own Community’s Challenges

A new episode of CaseyCast takes listeners to Adams County, Colorado — one of the fastest growing counties in the state in both population and employment. It’s a community where families face many challenges, including higher rates of child poverty, single motherhood and teen births. It’s also home to an innovative effort that is helping local women, ages 18 to 24, train and work as certified digital interviewers. 

February 21, 2019

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For Youth in Foster Care, the Road to Driving is a Bumpy Ride

Learning to drive is an exciting and nearly essential milestone for young people today. Yet, for youth exiting foster care, this rite of passage is often littered with obstacles — from DMV fees to costly automobile insurance rates. A new report identifies common challenges that young people in foster care face and recommends policy moves that states can make to help these youth get behind the wheel.

February 26, 2019

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Casey Selects 15 Sites to Train Juvenile Justice Frontline Staff

Casey has selected 15 juvenile justice agencies to participate in its inaugural Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Train-the-Trainer Institute this May. The institute will accelerate the spread of the RJJ curriculum, a six-part professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families.

April 9, 2019

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Eleventh Class of Children and Family Fellows Announced

The Casey Foundation has selected 15 leaders for the eleventh class of its Children and Family Fellowship. These women and men will use the 21-month Fellowship to work within their agencies, organizations and communities toward specific, measurable improvements for large numbers of young people and families.

March 1, 2019

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Strategies for the Successful Expansion of JDAI

States that are accelerating the spread of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® (JDAI) across their local jurisdictions now have a new resource to help inform their work. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Scale-Up: Study of Four States, written by the WestEd Justice and Prevention Center and commissioned by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, draws lessons from four states that have expanded JDAI® to more counties.

March 18, 2019

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