Controlling the Front Gates

Effective Admission Policies and Practices

…of thousands of American children who are unfairly detained each year: Help is coming — and it starts ... Why so many youth are unnecessarily detained ... Most states have vague eligibility requirements that permit almost any child to be permitted ... to detention for almost any reason. In fact, on any given day, seven out of 10 youth in detention are charged

April 1, 1999

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Detention Reform in Rural Jurisdictions

challenges and opportunities

…Country Kid Versus City Kid ... monitor and supervise youths as needed. Next, utilize existing programs and facilities for children. Third ... of their many innovative solutions include: 1. Creating a family resource model, which placed youth in pre ... technologies to facilitate psychiatric consultations for youth in far-flung areas.     

January 1, 2008

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Double Jeopardy

How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

…About 16% of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade do ... Children whose families live in poverty are usually deprived of early education and are more likely ... Children Not Graduating from High School by Age 19 ... a: Third-Grade Reading Test Scores, All Children b: Children Not Graduating High School by Third

January 1, 2012

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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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Children of Incarcerated Parents, a Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

…More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their lives ... . The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence ... . A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children ... How children of incarcerated parents face unique challenges and stresses.

April 18, 2016

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JDAI Practices Ease Flow of Committed Youth to State Corrections and Sustain Lower Populations

…Texas and Louisiana have recently seen substantial reductions in their youth corrections ... of confinement. The Texas legislature passed sweeping reform legislation banning youth with low-level offenses ... . These changes raised concern that local detention centers would end up housing those adjudicated youth who could ... . As admissions to state youth corrections declined, local officials were concurrently implementing JDAI

December 13, 2012

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…. V. Privacy Protection for Children In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy

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…;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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Blog Post

More Children Living in Single-Parent Families

…, the District of Columbia and the 50 largest cities: Children in single-parent families Child population ... In 2012, 35% of children (24.7 million) lived in single-parent families. While there was little ... has increased by 13% (4 million children) since 2000. Kids living in single-parent families are four ... Single-parent families with related children that are below poverty Married-couple families with related

October 7, 2013

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