Profiles Showcase Latest Class of Children and Family Fellows

…; Data can both mask and illuminate entrenched disparities; All children and youth deserve to thrive ... First-generation college graduates. Survivors of childhood trauma. Children of immigrants. A new ... publication tells how the latest members of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family ... affecting youth in low-income communities. When she was age 14, Alicia Guevara Warren had a friend who has

October 3, 2019

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What is Foster Care?

…to raise a child. By law, children are supposed to have contact with family — their parents, brothers ... are key features of any child welfare system, in some communities too many children are placed in group ... foster care? Who decides that a child needs to be in foster care? Typically, children come ... or Latinos are. The reasons that children of color are disproportionately represented in some child welfare

February 5, 2014

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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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What is Kinship Care?

…of child welfare agencies and live with a relative or close friend of the family. Most of these children ... (food stamps). Only 42% of children are covered by Medicaid. Assistance with child care and housing ... young people think about kinship care? Check out Boundless Futures: Building a Youth-Focused Child ... and culture, relatives step up to raise children when their parents can’t care for them. This time

February 5, 2014

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May is National Foster Care Month

…minutes. More than 430,000 children and youth are in foster care on any given day. Most kids in care ... than 117,000 children and youth are waiting to be adopted. Nearly half — 45% — of kids ... For 31 days each year, the nation’s attention shifts to focus on the stories of children ... . Today, this precedent endures. It recognizes the needs of kids and youth in foster care and celebrates

May 1, 2018

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Twelve Named to Casey's Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

…of its 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Since launching in 2015, the council ... that advances the youth justice field. “The council has helped me grow personally and professionally ... youth organization and motivational speaking group.” The new members — all between the ages ... to broaden the group’s reach — two members are also representing the local youth councils

May 3, 2019

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Helping Savannah Youth Connect to Work, Avoid Confinement

youth who are on a downward spiral toward confinement, for whom traditional alternative programming just ... the need for innovative programming that could successfully serve youth at high risk of confinement ... -risk youth in Savannah’s juvenile justice system: pain from past trauma, lack of life skills ... Program works with boys ages 14 to 16 who are struggling in multiple areas. Eligible youth have been

May 9, 2018

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Rewriting the Playbook for Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

…back on track. These developmentally appropriate strategies support justice-involved youth while also ... adolescence. Most youth grow out of delinquency without any intervention from the justice system. Adopting ... a less is more approach for low-risk youth. Formal processing and probation supervision ... are counterproductive for youth who are at low risk of rearrests. The better option? Issue a warning and stay out

December 6, 2018

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Blog Post

Pierce County Illustrates Rewards of Digging Deeper Into Data to Reduce Bias

…the kinks in the system that result in a disproportionate number of youth of color in detention. Using data ... youth was 10 days, versus seven days for white youth. Research showed that youth of color, with low ... or moderate risk scores, remained in detention far more often than white youth with similar number, often ... because parents refused to accept custody. Data analysis pointed out to policymakers that black youth were

April 8, 2013

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