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Community Safety and Justice

January 1, 2000

This report outlines the ways communities in the Making Connections cities work with their neighbors and the formal justice system to make their neighborhoods safer.

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Building Bridges for Child Welfare with Families, Neighborhoods, Communities

December 1, 1999

This brief, outlining Casey’s former Family to Family initiative for rebuilding child welfare, describes the rationale, strategy and effectiveness of the neighborhood-centered, family-focused child protection approach.  

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Juvenile Jailhouse Rocked: Reforming Detention in Chicago, Portland and Sacramento

November 27, 1999

This article presents a hardcore look at how secure detention for kids really works, what it took for Casey to institute its Juvenile Detention Alternatives…

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The ABC’s of Early Childhood

November 19, 1999

This report provides evidence to support greater investment in a comprehensive system of early childhood care and education.

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Contracting for Child and Family Services

November 1, 1999

This report explores purchase-of-service contracting and managed care contracting (including the field’s newest option, network creation) as a means of privatizing child welfare services. It helps…

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By the Numbers

August 1, 1999

This report offers examples and tips for using data and information technology to advance juvenile detention reform efforts. It is part of a series that…

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Improving Conditions of Confinement in Secure Juvenile Detention Centers

July 1, 1999

This report presents a discussion of what was learned from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) about improving and maintaining safe, humane institutions. Attention is…

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New Hope for Low-Income Workers

June 22, 1999

In 1994, Milwaukee implemented a two-year program, New Hope, that provided low-income working families with a flexible package of earnings supplements and services. The results?…

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AdvoCasey: Summer 1999

June 20, 1999

This edition of AdvoCasey examines the ripple of changes sparked by the landmark federal welfare law of 1996. Readers will learn about an array of…

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