Ohio Extends Foster Care Services to Age 21

Ohio legislators recently extended foster care services to age 21 — joining 23 other states that are similarly providing critical support as youth transition to adulthood. A Place 4 Me, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative site in Ohio, was integral to building local support. 

June 3, 2016

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Keeping Systems Accountable and Young People Engaged

The federal Strengthening Families Act (SFA) provides new opportunities for child welfare agencies to create typical family experiences for children and youth in foster care. In this third installment of a six-part webinar series, the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative highlights key SFA provisions that leverage the law’s enforcement mechanisms to not only improve outcomes for kids, but establish better practices from the start.

May 2, 2016

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How the Jim Casey Initiative Engages Young People

Through the Jim Casey Initiative's nearly 15 years of experience in authentic youth engagement, Casey has identified three core values and guiding principles that enable us — and any organization or individual working with young people — to develop successful partnerships between young people and adults.

March 1, 2016

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