AdvoCasey: Fall 1999 Winter 2000

More Foster Families, Fewer Children Entering Care

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2000

Summary

This edition of AdvoCasey looks at foster care reform in two Family to Family sites. It also shares how Casey Family Services alumni are faring after they exit the agency’s care and how three sites participating in the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative have reduced their inappropriate use of secure detention.

AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

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Key Takeaway

The research on Casey Family Services is in — and it’s encouraging

Researchers compared Casey Family Services alumni to young people who had participated in equivalent studies of public and private foster care. They found that Casey alumni were 13% more likely to have completed high school, 20% more likely to be working full or part-time and 28% more likely to have delayed parenting beyond age 23. 

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