Youth Count

Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

…for older youth. It draws on interviews and document reviews to identify common issues, challenges ... and strategies related to pushing the youth advocacy agenda forward across the country. ... Which issues organizations are tackling related to older youth. ... How KIDS COUNT grantees advocate on behalf of older youth.

July 29, 2005

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More Children Raised by Relatives and Family Friends, Report Finds

…more than 2.7 million children in America, were raised by grandparents or other relatives at some time ... % increase in children living with relatives or close family friends because their parents can no longer care ... to meet the basic needs of children — a problem that could be alleviated with increased access ... the lives of children and families, and that includes supporting extended family and others who take

May 23, 2012

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Improving Child and Family Services Through Integrated Data Systems

…to serve a particularly vulnerable population: homeless mothers who have children in the child welfare ... spectrum of services and risks that are shaping the lives of children and families. Enter integrated data ... chronic absence in schools, improve civic engagement and examine how youth are faring after aging out ... videos on integrated data systems: Children’s Data Network: What is Linked Administrative Data

August 22, 2019

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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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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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Prisoner Reentry: Helping Former Prisoners Return to Communities

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approaches, and TA Resources for When Prisoners Return to the Community

…and supports available for families and children of the incarcerated to help address loss of income, emotional ... How incarceration affects the families and children. ... The Kid Connection ... At least two million kids in the United States had a parent in prison or jail in 2000. 

January 10, 2005

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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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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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Five Questions with Casey: Mike Laracy and the Policy Landscape for Kids and Families

…reforms that would help children and youth in crisis? We are working to help states overhaul their child ... to parent children in progressively safer and more nurturing households. At the same time, we must invest ... in children and youth through quality early learning opportunities and the development of a career pipeline ... ;s efforts to inform and influence federal and state policies that help children, families and communities

August 2, 2013

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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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