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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2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book

…by exploring how America’s child population — and the American childhood experience — has ... changed since 1990. And there’s some good news to share: Of the 16 areas of child well-being ... and delaying parenthood. And access to children’s health insurance has increased compared to just seven ... child well-being, followed by Massachusetts and Iowa. Mississippi, Louisiana and New Mexico sit

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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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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

…significantly increases the odds that youth will be found delinquent and committed to corrections facilities ... and can seriously damage their prospects for future success. Yet many detained youth pose little ... % since launching their JDAI efforts. JDAI sites have reduced the number of youth of color in juvenile ... detention by 40 percent, despite the fact that youth of color comprise an ever-increasing share of the U.S

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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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Cultivating Thriving Communities: A Conversation with Ryan Chao

…for children and families. With a background in affordable housing development, finance and architecture, Chao ... children and parents or caregivers within the same family as a whole. This is emerging work, but we&rsquo ... children don’t have their destiny determined by where they live. To achieve that goal, we’re

February 12, 2013

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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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The Missouri Model: Worthwhile Reform Benefits Youth and States

…rates in state youth corrections facilities, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has issued a new report ... by Richard Mendel, presents the rationale for reform based on better outcomes for youth and more cost ... ; of the model used by the Missouri Department of Youth Services (DYS) so others can similarly improve ... Strategy Group for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, “In too many states youth are held in dangerous

October 4, 2010

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