This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping kids in foster care find loving, permanent families; and 2) reducing racial disparities throughout the child welfare system. A smaller story recognizes 6 movers and shakers in the child welfare field, including 4 former Families Count honorees.   

March 21, 2005

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    How Casey is working to reduce racial disparities in child welfare.

  2. 2

    How Casey is revitalizing permanency efforts for kids in foster care.

  3. 3

    An overview of the newly-formed Alliance for Racial Equity.

  4. 4

    4 local efforts to connect kids with a loving, lifelong family.

Key Takeaway

There is room for change at every step in the child welfare decision-making process

The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Center for the Study of Social Policy formed the Alliance for Racial Equity with one clear goal in mind: Reduce and eventually eliminate racial disparities in child welfare. They aim to do this by: 1) preventing unnecessary placements; 2) reducing the number of placements that each child experiences; 3) promoting family reunification; and 4) improving outcomes during youth-to-adult transitions.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations