Percentage of Kids in Concentrated Poverty Worsens in 10 States and Puerto Rico

…significant positive effects both for children and youth and for our country as a whole,” said Scot ... The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released “Children Living in High-Poverty, Low ... of children living in concentrated poverty. By contrast, 29 states and the District of Columbia saw decreases ... in the share of children in concentrated poverty, and 11 states experienced no change. Growing up

September 24, 2019

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Children in Foster Care Increasingly Likely to Live in Families

…, policymakers and child welfare leaders to use this information to create better outcomes for youth who have ... Care Placement,” using data from child welfare systems across all 50 states and the District ... . The report finds that nationwide care systems placed 86% of these children in families in 2017, compared ... remained stagnant, and there are persistent racial disparities for children of all ages in foster care

April 2, 2019

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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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Bring Youth Home

Building on Ohio’s Deincarceration Leadership

…In 1992, Ohio began investing in five deincarceration strategies to keep kids out of youth prisons ... . Over the next 23 years, Ohio cut its admissions to youth prisons by 80% — from more than 2,500 ... youth to less than 500 youth today. This report reviews strategies central to Ohio’s success ... States should ask how — not whether — to reduce youth prison populations

October 26, 2015

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Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

…This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community ... -based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable ... Why we need a continuum of care for justice-involved youth. ... How to replace youth prisons with a community-based juvenile justice system.

January 7, 2017

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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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Progress Accelerates for Eliminating Confinement as a Response to Juvenile Probation Violations

…nationwide to “ban the detention and incarceration of youth for technical violations of probation ... the negative impacts of incarceration on youth outcomes, bridging research and practice would require strictly ... jurisdictions, more youth are sent to secure residential facilities for technical violations than for violent ... , were youth of color — far above their share of the nation’s youth population. &ldquo

February 6, 2019

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Two Leaders Confront a Major Roadblock — Structural Racism — in Their Pursuit of Equity

…Plazita Institute in Albuquerque, a nonprofit that engages youth, elders and communities through ... disrespecting their culture and history. Harrah, a juvenile probation supervisor for the New Mexico Children ... , Youth and Families Department, represented that system. She and her staff felt under attack &mdash ... collaboration among the juvenile justice system, youth, families and community members. Garcia is focused

November 6, 2017

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Reliance on Incarcerating Youth Offenders Not Paying Off for States, Taxpayers or Kids, Report Finds

…of $88,000 per youth, is not paying off from a public safety, rehabilitation or cost perspective, according ... incarceration of juvenile offenders is a failed strategy for combating youth crime because it: Does ... not reduce future offending by confined youth: Within three years of release, roughly three-quarters of youth ... deliver equal or better results for a fraction of the cost.   Exposes youth to violence and abuse

October 4, 2011

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KIDS COUNT Spurs Data-Driven Reform

…to be a groundbreaking new tool not only for providing new state-by-state data on the status of children ... that this country has vulnerable children, that our future is jeopardized if we don’t address those vulnerable ... children, that there are variations by state, and that these issues need to be a public policy focus,&rdquo ... ; says Charles Bruner, executive director of the Child and Family Policy Center, an Iowa research group

April 30, 2010

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