This brief presents a high-level overview of Casey's efforts to address gaps in the systems that serve disadvantaged children and families. It presents the long-term commitment to systems change through its Human Services Workforce Initiative.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s grantmaking promotes the best of state and local welfare reform practices, including transitional jobs programs.
Beyond Foster Care
Investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation helped young people who “age out” of foster care to successfully transition into adulthood.
The foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative helped reduce unnecessary incarceration of youth in unsafe and unhealthy facilities.
Foundation grants have helped to create charter and community-based schools, and improve academic test scores.
Statements & Quotations
For more than a decade, the Casey Foundation has concentrated an increasing proportion of its resources on a variety of strategies and major initiatives designed to reform inefficient service systems that, too often, have failed to meet the most pressing needs of the nation’s most disadvantaged children and families.
Through its extensive experience in the field, the Casey Foundation has found that a stable, prepared and motivated human services workforce is essential for real system reform and better results for children and families.
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