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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Leadership Program Helps Health Advocates Connect More Kids and Families to Medicaid

…. “Through the tireless work of child health policy advocates, hundreds of thousands of children ... Members from the second class of the Children’s Health Leadership Network have completed ... , where states have long struggled to help children achieve key healthy milestones. These teams &mdash ... were children, including tens of thousands of children who were previously uninsured. The Kentucky

May 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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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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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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Progress Accelerates for Eliminating Confinement as a Response to Juvenile Probation Violations

…nationwide to “ban the detention and incarceration of youth for technical violations of probation ... the negative impacts of incarceration on youth outcomes, bridging research and practice would require strictly ... jurisdictions, more youth are sent to secure residential facilities for technical violations than for violent ... , were youth of color — far above their share of the nation’s youth population. &ldquo

February 6, 2019

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Emerging Scholars Explore Role of Neighborhood Norms in Kids’ Activities

…parents in low-income communities perceive their neighborhoods and their children’s participation ... explored how parents’ perceptions of neighborhood conditions affect their children&rsquo ... examined the reasons why children were not enrolled in preschool and other early learning programs in low ... of neighborhood social cohesion shape children’s participation in extracurricular activities and perceived

April 12, 2019

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FAQs About the Train-the-Trainer Opportunity for Reimagining Juvenile Justice

…and delivered through School & Main Institute (SMI). RJJ is designed for professionals working with youth ... of professionals to support, divert and redirect youth to appropriate and fair justice options, including options ... on adolescent development that shows youth thrive in a positive environment with the support of caring adults ... involvement. RJJ’s Positive Youth Development framework encourages youth justice professionals to focus

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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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Cheryl Washington on Rebuilding East Baltimore and its Future

Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, talks with Cheryl Washington, president and CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc., a nonprofit charged with overseeing the transformation of a disinvested neighborhood in Baltimore. Their conversation explores how the community has evolved so far, how residents shaped the project in unexpected ways and what other cities should know about tackling large-scale urban renewal work.

May 29, 2019

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