Evaluation Finds Casey Effort to Enhance Child Welfare Investigative Decision Making is on the Right Track

…protecting children and strengthening families. Question is: How well did it work? Research firm Westat ... of Children and Family Services and Colorado’s Jefferson County Department of Human Services &mdash ... ; to learn more. “Knowing when children have safety risks within their families or need to be removed ... from their homes is a fundamental responsibility of often under-resourced child welfare agencies,&rdquo

May 20, 2019

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Evaluation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s On the Frontline Initiative

…and their supervisors make better investigative decisions about protecting children and strengthening families ... . This evaluation examines the experiences of child welfare agencies in two counties — Cuyahoga County in Ohio ... How Casey designed On the Frontline to enhance the decisions of child welfare workers. ... Three ways child welfare work gets complicated — from the get-go

May 20, 2019

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Team Decision Making: Key Resources for Assessing Child Risk and Safety

…, youth, community members and other key stakeholders in a child's life. Team Decision Making  ... It’s a difficult question — one that child welfare agencies face again and again ... : Should children be separated from their parents or caregivers to prevent abuse and neglect? Team ... ; helps child welfare agencies navigate this very question and make the most informed decision possible

May 20, 2019

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Listening to Black Women and Girls

Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias

This report, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shares insights and recommendations garnered from focus groups with black girls and women. The topic? Adultification bias—the perception that black girls are less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers of the same age. This publication follows a 2017 report by the same researchers, called Girlhood Interrupted, that examined the quantitative ramifications of adultification bias. 

May 15, 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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New Report Highlights Work to Expand Opportunities for Communities of Color in Atlanta

…-third of their white counterparts. In addition, some 76% of African-American children and 40% of Latino ... children in the city live in high-poverty areas — while only 6% of white children do. Atlanta is one ... -term commitment to child and family well-being. The Foundation is particularly focused on a set ... -making practices; promoting local policies that improve housing conditions for children and families

May 13, 2019

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Changing the Odds (2019)

Progress and Promise in Atlanta

…communities to transform high-poverty city neighborhoods and help low-income families and children succeed ... In Atlanta, ZIP code, skin color and family income too often determine whether children receive

May 13, 2019

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State-Level KIDS COUNT Data Books in 2019

…Indiana Indiana Youth Institute 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT Data Book Snapshot Maine Maine Children' ... , the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — tracks the well-being of children ... to learn more about how children in your home state are faring. Arizona Children's Action Alliance ... New Futures 2019 New Hampshire Kids Count Data Book North Carolina NC Child 2019 County Data Cards

May 10, 2019

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Webinar Offers Strategies for Maximizing Equity With the Family First Act

…equity in child welfare systems. The 60-minute session, hosted by the Annie E. Casey and William ... T. Grant foundations, includes discussion about: How to ensure that all children and families can ... a continuum of care that addresses the needs of young people of color and LGBTQ youth. How to cultivate ... series. The sessions have brought together child welfare leaders, researchers and program developers

May 6, 2019

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