Youth Correctional Leaders Launch Campaign to Close Juvenile Prisons

…of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and Phyllis Becker, the former ... to close the nation’s remaining youth prisons and replace them with more effective interventions ... . The members of the newly formed Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice (YCLJ) — supported by the Annie E ... officials and advocates working to end the youth prison model. They will share their expertise in shutting

April 10, 2019

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Casey Selects 15 Sites to Train Juvenile Justice Frontline Staff

…professional development opportunity for frontline staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice ... system and their families. RJJ helps frontline staff better support, divert and redirect youth ... to appropriate and fair justice options. The curriculum includes the fundamentals of positive youth development ... deepening approaches and practices that reflect what we know about positive youth development,” says

April 9, 2019

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Juvenile Justice Network Seeks Advocates of Color for Youth Justice Leadership Institute

…the country to participate in the Youth Justice Leadership Institute, a yearlong leadership development ... curriculum focused on youth justice reform. NJJN — a Casey grantee — is accepting applications ... and support groups and complete an advocacy project to apply their skills in practical ways on behalf of youth ... ’s executive director. “We developed the Youth Justice Leadership Institute to elevate

April 6, 2019

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What Are Status Offenses and Why Do They Matter?

…; are not crimes, but they are prohibited under the law because of a youth’s status as a minor. While status ... offenses are not serious offenses, they can have serious consequences for youth. What are status offenses ... placing youth with juvenile status offenses in secure detention or locked confinement. States that do hold ... of status offenders core requirement — is meant to encourage states to divert youth with status

April 6, 2019

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Keeping Kids in Families

Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement

…The child welfare system is less likely to place older children in families. In 2017, 95 ... , Casey finds that child welfare systems are doing a better job of placing kids in families. At the same ... How child welfare placement data differs from 2007 to 2017. ... % of children 12 and under lived in families while just 58% of teenagers did.

April 2, 2019

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Children in Foster Care Increasingly Likely to Live in Families

…, policymakers and child welfare leaders to use this information to create better outcomes for youth who have ... Care Placement,” using data from child welfare systems across all 50 states and the District ... . The report finds that nationwide care systems placed 86% of these children in families in 2017, compared ... remained stagnant, and there are persistent racial disparities for children of all ages in foster care

April 2, 2019

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In Colorado, Making Smarter Decisions About Child Welfare Investigations

…Working with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Jefferson County’s Division of Children ... , Youth, Families and Adult Protective Services has enhanced decision making at its earliest possible ... point: When children are referred to authorities because of suspected abuse or neglect. In 2010, 51 ... % of children who were referred to authorities in Jefferson County, Colorado, required an investigation. In 2018

April 1, 2019

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The Jim Casey Initiative Advances Results Count

…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 ... and equity plans, each aligned with the Jim Casey Initiative’s priority indicators for youth ... work in partnership with young people, the child welfare system, service providers, advocates

March 30, 2019

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Three-Minute Video Explains How to Transform Juvenile Probation

…on the lives of nearly 400,000 court-involved youth per year and plays a large role in perpetuating the vast ... and continuing overrepresentation of African-American, Latino and other youth of color in the youth justice ... system. In 2016, the last year for which data are available, 55% of youth put on probation caseloads were ... youth of color — far higher than their share of the total youth population (40%). Yet both

March 30, 2019

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The Future of Workforce Development? Samaschool is Thinking Gig

Gig jobs are on the rise. It’s an evolution that Sarah Currid, managing director of Samaschool, knows well. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke with Currid about this work and innovative ways to help low-income workers leverage gig jobs to build a brighter, stronger future for their families.

March 26, 2019

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