Grants Awarded to Help Baltimore Families and Children

…in 1995 and has supported a wide range of innovative ideas and practices for children and families ... throughout the city. The 2013 grants will give youth opportunities to get practical work experience ... are geared toward particularly vulnerable children, such as those who are homeless or academically at risk ... . “The programs selected this year abound with wonderful opportunities for city youth to continue

June 10, 2013

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Exiting Without Family is a Harsh Reality for 12% of Kids Leaving Foster Care

…. In 2014, 51% of youth exiting foster care were unified with a parent or primary caretaker; 21% were ... adopted; and 9% were placed with a guardian. Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center for more child welfare ... data at the national and state level: Children exiting foster care Children exiting foster care by age ... group Children exiting foster care by gender Children exiting foster care by race and Hispanic origin

August 12, 2016

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The Color of Justice

The Landscape of Traumatic Justice

…-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape. ... Statistics on the school to prison pipeline for youth of color. ... Rehabilitating justice-involved youth of color may require a shift in philosophy and practice ... Up to 90% of youth in conflict with the law and involved in the juvenile justice system have

May 15, 2019

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Connecticut Is the First State in Nation to Eliminate Youth Prison Model

…;s decision recognizes how dangerous and harmful youth prisons are to young people. Read about Governor ... alternatives to youth prisons that hold young people accountable but give them a second chance and new ... opportunity. The future of youth justice is in community-based approaches that can reduce recidivism, control ... youth prison is a significant moment for the youth justice field,” said Nate Balis, director

April 17, 2018

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Report Recommends Legislative Solutions to Increase Juvenile Record Confidentiality

…must focus their inquiries away from mistakes a kid made in the past and toward the youth&rsquo ... they once did, not the story of who they are. Yet too often juvenile records stand in the way of youth ... ;s policy paper argues that children have the right to grow up without records of their court involvement ... ;s strengths and potential. Ninety-five percent of youth with records have been arrested for minor

March 9, 2016

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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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Annie E. Casey Foundation CEO Calls for States to Close ‘Youth Prisons’

…states across the country to close all youth prisons, which he said undermine the development of young ... Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and is launching an effort to close youth prisons. “I ... visit revealed children in shackles, incessant noise, glaring lights, corrections officers with mace ... and isolation rooms for youth. He made a number of personnel and programmatic changes designed to improve

June 24, 2015

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Casey to Host White House Meeting on Normalcy for Youth in Foster Care

…Appropriate Services for Children, Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care,” will bring together young ... on the Developing Child at Harvard University as well as other materials from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities ... The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative are hosting ... a national meeting on May 29 at the White House to discuss ways to enable youth in foster care to do more

May 27, 2015

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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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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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