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.

November 5, 2000

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Casey's long-term commitment to systems reform on behalf of disadvantaged children and families.

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    A look at some of the problems that exist in the human services industry.

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    A description of the foundation’s Human Services Workforce Initiative.

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    Examples of the foundation’s direct services investments.

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    A description of KIDS COUNT, cornerstone of the foundation’s public awareness efforts to improve children’s well-being.

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    A summary of the foundation’s investments in systems reforms – from child welfare and juvenile justice to education, health care and welfare reform.

Key Takeaway

Reform is possible

Nationally, billions of dollars are wasted by inefficiencies in the human services industry that fails to prepare, attract, retain, support or reward frontline workers. Casey set out to prove that change is possible. Casey's grantmaking is increasingly focused on systems reform to better meet the needs of disadvantaged children and families. It started with this initiative. 

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