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Mecklenburg County: Remaking a Child Welfare System

October 17, 2021

Drawing on lessons from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, this report shows child welfare leaders how to strengthen systems by eliminating racial disparities, preventing...

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The Complete Guide to Self-Advocacy for LGBQ+ Youth Ages 14-21

October 12, 2021

This publication serves as a reentry guide for LGBTQ youth, ages 14-21, exiting the juvenile justice system. It offers tips, resources and short exercises to help young people...

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Using Congregate Care

September 29, 2021

This report focuses on kids entering group settings for their first child welfare placement. It explores how likely this placement is, how long and stable it is, and how often...

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From COVID-19 Response to Comprehensive Change

September 23, 2021

This brief recommends federal policy reforms that build on temporary pandemic-relief measures to expand support for older youth in foster care.

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Back-to-School Action Guide

September 7, 2021

A guide to using federal pandemic relief funds to rethink K–12 education and close the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn more now.

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The Role of the Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation

July 29, 2021

A tool kit for helping judges jump start or accelerate probation transformation efforts in their jurisdictions.

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Improving Community Safety Through Public Health Strategies

July 20, 2021

Casey’s community safety investments are built on the belief that gun violence is a public health epidemic that must be addressed with preventive measures developed with input...

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Developing Two-Generation Approaches in Communities

July 14, 2021

This report is the product of a seven-year formative evaluation of the Casey Foundation’s Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC) initiative. The Urban Institute followed the...

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The 20201 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available

2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book

June 21, 2021

The Casey Foundation's 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides information on child well-being to help inform the work of the policymakers, researchers and advocates. Read the report...

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