Report

This guide reviews 400 years of child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the United States.

It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. This four-part series aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

Posters

To supplement this guide, four large posters (2x3 feet) are available for use during data walks, an activity in which people review the same set of data and discuss. The posters also can be printed on 11x17-inch paper (review your printer's settings for scaling documents to fit). Each poster reviews events through the centuries: 1600–1700s, 1800s, 1900s and 2000s.

June 15, 2018

Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    The meaning of authentic youth engagement.

  2. 2

    Tips for navigating personal mental models and implicit biases.

  3. 3

    An overview of all four conversation guides in the series.

  4. 4

    How to foster active learning and critical thinking.

Key Takeaway

Not a history expert? Not a problem

This guide equips leaders with step-by-step instructions and materials aimed at helping young people explore — through the lens of race and ethnicity — how America’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems have evolved over time.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations