Program Area

Research and Policy

…that can improve the lives of millions of children and families. ... Grounding solutions for children and families in solid data and reliable evidence ... To inform our work and guide our investments, we regularly commission research on children ... The issues affecting children and families are complex, and resources are limited. To help

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Work, Education and Income

…-supporting income. About one-third of children live in families where no parent has full-time, year-round ... for advancement. Too many adults and youth lack the skills or training they need to get jobs that pay a family ... . Family income, assets and educational attainment have a direct impact on child development. During ... that lead to stable careers for adults and youth throughout the country: Expanding access

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Reducing Youth Incarceration

youth crime for the following reasons: Youth confined in juvenile corrections institutions ... are exposed to alarming levels of violence and abuse.  Recidivism rates for youth released from juvenile ... ;the majority of youth placed in facilities nationwide are not guilty of serious violent crimes. Most states ... that families are incapable of guiding their adolescent children to a more productive life."

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KIDS COUNT Network

…;s child welfare system.  Voices for Children in Nebraska, using a 2012 Casey Foundation report ... of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns, from birth ... In an era of budget tightening, low-income children and families are often overlooked on the public ... of children to ensure that families are on paths to economic opportunity and communities are safe and healthy

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State Leaders Study Virginia Juvenile Justice Transformation

youth accountable and keeping communities safe by replacing its last two juvenile correction centers ... continuum of community-based programs that give youth the guidance and network of support they need to get ... and strengthening youth and family services. Virginia’s hard work is gaining traction: The Department ... -based services. Youth do better and communities stay safer when high-quality interventions are available

April 11, 2017

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Blog Post

Panel Plays Pioneering Role in Child Welfare Lawsuits

…Lawsuits against child welfare systems can drag on for years, and the remedies that result often ... the benefits of the lawsuit without all the drawbacks.” That idea was the New York City Special Child ... career to reform failing child welfare systems, and I am quite aware of their strengths and limitations ... of Children’s Rights, a national advocacy group. The panel’s approach “played out in a much

May 3, 2010

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Members of the 1995 Children and Family Fellowship

…Donald Walker Deputy Mayor Children, Youth, Families, & Elders Washington, DC Lynn Fallin Executive ... Donald, Chet Hewitt, Charles Fishman, Joseph Lam As part of the second class of the Children ... Modesto, CA Johng Ho Song Executive Director Koreatown Youth and Community Center Los Angeles, CA

February 1, 1995

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One Georgia County Reimagines Its Response to Juvenile Delinquency

…; has a certain number of youth on the precipice of serious delinquent behavior. But while these young ... better outcomes for youth while improving public safety. The Casey Foundation is providing strategic ... to reducing the incarceration of youth who do not pose a risk to community safety. These efforts stem from ... stakeholders. The initiative seeks to give positive direction and supervision to youth in the community

February 12, 2017

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Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach

…Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new ... of parents and their children simultaneously with a two-generation approach. Creating Opportunity ... and children with what they need to thrive. Find additional resources on two-generation approaches to reducing ... Low-income families with children age 8 and under face extra barriers that can affect the early

November 12, 2014

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