What is Foster Care?

child development and well-being. Foster care is meant to be temporary — until a parent can get ... back on track, or a relative, guardian or adoptive family agrees to raise a child. How many children ... are. The reasons that children of color are disproportionately represented in some child welfare systems ... families. In the United States, child welfare issues, including those involving foster children

April 14, 2020

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

…still holding youth accountable for their actions. The network promotes a data-driven, problem-solving ... racial equity to address the glaring overrepresentation of youth of color in the justice system; youth ... influence and support one another to think differently about what’s possible with for youth ... end of the juvenile court process. JDAI reaches nearly one-third of the total U.S. youth population

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Members of the 2013-2014 Children and Family Fellowship

…Goodwill Industries International Rockville, Md. Maria Su Department Head Department of Children, Youth ... of the Children and Family Fellowship, the following community leaders are working toward system reforms ... that help kids and families: Shana Brodnax Senior Manager, K-12 Programs Harlem Children's Zone New ... National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families Washington, D.C. Erin Stucky

May 2, 2013

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Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

…States, and 1.8 million children have a parent in prison. Largely because of barriers to opportunity ... , and Hispanic children three times, more likely than white children to have a parent in prison. Children ... him reunite with his wife and 10 children, and today he’s an involved grandfather of eight. He ... , communities of color are disproportionately affected. African-American children are almost nine times

June 20, 2011

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Nurturing Healthy Relationships Among Young Adults

…, it reached out to YouthBuild USA, a youth and community development program with 283 sites in communities ... is part of a broader Foundation effort to improve outcomes for vulnerable children by strengthening ... or not, there is a bond and responsibility for the joint welfare of their child.” Addressing issues like conflict ... organization has 26 member agencies that serve young women involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare

July 8, 2011

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Foundation Announces New Human Services Frontline Practice Strategy

…excelled in serving older youth and high-needs children through effective recruitment of stable, nurturing ... child welfare practices. By redeploying these resources to invest in improving the practice ... to impact thousands of children and families, far beyond those currently served, and help to advance ... ), headquartered in New Haven, Conn., provided high quality foster care services to children under state contracts

June 26, 2012

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Program Area

Child Welfare

…We have been developing new solutions to supporting vulnerable children and families for more than ... 20 years. We help child welfare agencies, policymakers and advocates do their jobs better ... Developing child welfare practices that work ... Casey consultants provide intensive consulting and technical assistance to child welfare

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Brain Research Points to Better Results for Foster Care Youth

…. It is also the driving force behind a campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative to ensure ... that older youth aging out of foster care get the support and make the lasting adult connections they need ... , the executive director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. “We have a system that is designed ... for two-year-olds. We need to figure out how to connect older youth to families and other adults, jobs

May 2, 2012

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2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Children. The Race for Results report described the disproportionate barriers facing children of color ... our children have a fair chance to thrive. Race for Results was our first report to measure how ... children from different racial backgrounds — African-American, American Indian, Asian and Pacific ... to generate a composite index score for children of every race in every state. The Casey Foundation made

October 24, 2017

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