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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Southern Lawmakers Learn What Works in Juvenile Justice Reform

…(WREP), which helps local youth connect to work and avoid confinement; and efforts to transform ... . These initiatives have helped improve outcomes for youth on probation by leveraging knowledge of adolescent behavior ... to meet with young people during a tour of Greenbriar Children’s Center, a WREP implementation site

August 6, 2019

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New Report Documents Continuing Rampant Maltreatment of Incarcerated Youth

…. Casey Foundation showed that heavy reliance on correctional confinement frequently exposes youth ... of incarcerated youth in the vast majority of states since 1970 — and in 22 states plus the District ... overreliance on isolation and restraints; unchecked youth-on-youth violence; and frequent violence against ... staff.  All told, Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities finds

June 24, 2015

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Kids Deserve Better: Why Juvenile Detention Reform Matters

…Detention is a pivotal decision point in the juvenile justice process. It takes youth who ... youth are held in detention on any given night. In the United States, the average length of stay is 27 ... people involved. The consequences include: A ticket to deeper system involvement. Youth placed ... into pretrial detention are far more likely to be formally charged, found delinquent and committed to youth

December 5, 2018

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Youth Confinement Rate at a 35-Year Low

…107,637 young people. That number dropped to 70,792 in 2010. Over the same period, the rate of youth ... ;data on youth residing in juvenile detention and correctional facilities for the nation, states ... Islander and Latino youth, according to the KIDS COUNT data snapshot. However, large disparities persist ... . African-American youth are nearly five times more likely to be confined than their white peers, while

February 5, 2013

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Photographer Richard Ross and Capturing the Experience of Juvenile Confinement

…the incarceration of American youth. Juvenile In Justice includes more than 1,000 haunting photographs of young ... of the interview that Ross conducted with each youth he photographed. For the full collection of images, visit ... Juvenile In Justice. In his blog, Ross posts photos, quotes from youth and information on facilities ... concerned with youth justice system reform. To inquire about the use of photographs, contact [email protected]

March 8, 2013

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10 Key Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Child welfare professionals play a critical role in helping children and families thrive ... to help child welfare professionals, caregivers and systems better serve youth who are in or exiting from ... resources aimed at helping child welfare stakeholders better understand and support LGBTQ youth ... . The resources listed below — selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy

May 1, 2018

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Reading Proficiency in Early Grades Key to Closing Achievement Gap

…it is to have children reading proficiently by the end of third grade. The new report titled, Early Warning ... by the third grade as an essential step toward increasing the number of children who succeed academically ... ago. Third-grade reading is a powerful predictor of school success high school graduation. Children ... and managing director of the GLR Campaign. “The solutions to helping more children succeed are within

June 6, 2013

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Get Involved: A Collection of Juvenile Justice Resources

…to improve outcomes for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Our Juvenile Detention Alternatives ... Initiative® and efforts to reduce youth incarceration focus on creating systems that use community-based ... that children are not inappropriately removed from their families and communities. We hope you join this effort ... ? This blog post explains that many detained youth pose minimal danger to public safety, and many youth

August 9, 2018

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