Patrick McCarthy on Using Evidence To Do the Most Good for Kids and Families

Posted January 7, 2016, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Casey Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent & CEO Patrick McCarthy recent­ly was invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the William T. Grant Foun­da­tion’s Evi­dence at the Cross­roads” blog series. 

In his post — Using Evi­dence to do the Most Good, Even When it Reveals Incon­vie­nient Truth’ — McCarthy focused on apply­ing the insights of research on spe­cif­ic pro­grams to what pub­lic sys­tems do and how they do it, lever­ag­ing lessons to help many more chil­dren and fam­i­lies. He argues that doing so may be espe­cial­ly impor­tant when the find­ings chal­lenge pre­vail­ing par­a­digms, such as the ongo­ing reliance on youth pris­ons despite all the evi­dence that these insi­tu­tions do harm to young people.

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