New Mexico Legislature Extends Foster Care to Age 21

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Every year in New Mexico, nearly 200 youth — many lacking a stable home or strong support system — transition out of foster care. NMCAN Youth Leaders know this story all too well. They’ve lived it. And now, they've helped ensure that others following in their path will have a better option.

April 18, 2019

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The Jim Casey Initiative Advances Results Count

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To accelerate measurable, equitable improvements for youth in foster care as they become adults, the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is working to expand the use of the philanthropy’s Results Count leadership methodology.

March 30, 2019

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For Youth in Foster Care, the Road to Driving is a Bumpy Ride

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Learning to drive is an exciting and nearly essential milestone for young people today. Yet, for youth exiting foster care, this rite of passage is often littered with obstacles — from DMV fees to costly automobile insurance rates. A new report identifies common challenges that young people in foster care face and recommends policy moves that states can make to help these youth get behind the wheel.

February 26, 2019

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Fixing America’s Child Welfare System? There’s an App (and Software) for That

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton interviews two leaders whose organizations are leveraging technology in the human services space. The guests — Casebook PBC President and CEO Tristan Louis and Think of Us Founder and CEO Sixto Cancel — introduce their company’s innovations and discuss how these tools can improve the child welfare system.

November 30, 2018

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