Casey Connects: Spring 2005

Pursuing Permanent Children for Families and Youth

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

March 21, 2005

Summary

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.   

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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.

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