Does Your Child Welfare Agency Divert Children to Kin?

Guide to Using the Kinship Diversion Estimation Tool

…This guide helps child welfare agencies deploy a simple online survey — the Kinship Diversion ... Estimation Tool — to gain a better understanding of how and when caseworkers are diverting children ... A tool for child welfare agencies interested in assessing whether kinship diversion is routine ... , and with whom it is used — we cannot recognize its benefits and shortcomings for children and their families.

August 5, 2019

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Family-Centered Community Change Report

Supporting Families, Strengthening Neighborhoods

…key areas: 1) economic stability; 2) parent engagement and leadership; and 3) early child care ... with children and parents. FCCC is a place-based strategy devoted to improving outcomes for children ... and resources that help both children and their families to achieve stability and succeed.

July 9, 2019

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The Color of Justice

The Landscape of Traumatic Justice

…-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape. ... Statistics on the school to prison pipeline for youth of color. ... Rehabilitating justice-involved youth of color may require a shift in philosophy and practice ... Up to 90% of youth in conflict with the law and involved in the juvenile justice system have

May 15, 2019

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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

…interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. ... What challenges youth in foster care face compared to their general population peers. ... Nearly 5,300 more youth would graduate high school each year. The economic impact? A $2.17 billion ... savings over the first 15 years of a child’s life.  

January 30, 2019

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Town Halls in Georgia Show the Needs of Youth in Foster Care

…Since 2016, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) in Georgia — one of the Annie E. Casey ... Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative® sites — has partnered ... with the Division of Family and Children Services, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, community ... organizations and agencies to facilitate youth town halls with local youth who are or have been in foster care

April 18, 2019

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Casey Foundation Efforts to Keep Kids at Southwest Border With Families

…with states and community leaders to reduce the trauma of separation for children involved in child welfare ... they need to thrive. Simply put, children belong in families, not facilities. Families play a central role ... that kind of support can derail a child’s future and undermine well-being. We have long partnered ... of children who are the sons and daughters of immigrants or immigrants themselves, as well as their parents

June 27, 2019

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Jobs Program Takes Teens and Young Adults From Systems to Careers

…generations. “Not only is YA WORC supporting child welfare participants, it is also creating diversion ... programs to keep youth out of those systems in the first place,” says Ayo Atterberry, senior ... to the largest child welfare population in the country. Funding from Casey enabled Gates to bring the program ... and child welfare agencies, and work with them to both implement YA WORC and secure funding that can sustain

August 2, 2019

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