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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Team Decision Making: Key Resources for Assessing Child Risk and Safety

…, youth, community members and other key stakeholders in a child's life. Team Decision Making  ... It’s a difficult question — one that child welfare agencies face again and again ... : Should children be separated from their parents or caregivers to prevent abuse and neglect? Team ... ; helps child welfare agencies navigate this very question and make the most informed decision possible

May 20, 2019

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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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National Academies: Adolescent Science Should Transform Systems

…Are youth-serving institutions designed to support adolescents for success as adults ... education to child welfare are ill-equipped to provide what teenagers and young adults need. The report ... , The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, was supported by the Annie E. Casey ... a child is transforming into an adult,” said Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez, Casey’s vice president

August 2, 2019

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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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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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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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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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Casey Names 12 to its Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Council. During their two-year term, the new and returning members will support Casey ... to advance juvenile justice system reforms. Read about the formation of the Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory ... to better understand the role of trauma in the lives of incarcerated youth and “see the element ... , such as a graphic novel that advises youth about making the most of their time in probation and a guide that details

March 31, 2017

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