Practice Pathways Tool

Helping Young People Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

April 26, 2013


This report introduces the Practice Pathways Tool, which helps states partnering with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative identify effective practice components, evaluate existing practices and boost collaboration to advance comprehensive practice reform. The driving force behind the tool is simple: support smarter, sharper decision-making that improves the lives of youth exiting foster care. 

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Key Takeaway

Comprehensive practice reform is a long and challenging journey — and this tool is here to help

To create the Practice Pathways Tool, a team of nationally-recognized experts identified practice model components that have a proven track record — both in research and the real-world — of enhancing the lives of young people transitioning from foster care.

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