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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Language and Kids in Immigrant Families: What the Data Say

…on the KIDS COUNT Data Center: Children in immigrant families Children in immigrant families by parent' ... In 2016, one in four children in America — 18.4 million kids total — lived ... from 2015 to 2016. Learning English can be a game changer for immigrant families. Parents and youth ... and their communities. Children who converse in English are also better positioned to engage in school and learn

March 8, 2018

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Married Parents Are Still the Norm for Kids in Immigrant Families

…, children raised in two-parent households have fewer emotional and behavioral issues, better health outcomes ... and better access to health care than do children who grow up in single-parent families. Access more family ... by family nativity Children in single-parent families by family nativity ... Children in immigrant families are more likely to grow up in married-couple households when

March 8, 2018

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HRC's Ellen Kahn Talks Better Services for LGBTQ Youth in Care

…for LGBTQ families and the director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Children, Youth ... LGBTQ youth. What child welfare agencies can do to help meet the needs of LGBTQ youth. Conversation ... Angeles LGBTQ Children and Youth The Ruth Ellis Center National Survey of Family Growth Sexual Minority ... and Families Program. Recently, Kahn spoke to Casey’s Lisa Hamilton about why LGBTQ youth

October 23, 2017

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When Should the State Cease Parenting?

Evidence from the Midwest Study

…Research suggests that foster youth approach the transition to adulthood with significant ... When children are removed from their homes due to parental abuse or neglect and placed in out ... -of-home care, the state public child welfare agency, under the supervision of the juvenile court, takes ... on the role of parent.

December 28, 2007

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Audience Group


…shop. It wasn’t until she had her first child at age 21 that the reality hit her. I wanted ... my son to have a parent with a high school diploma,” says Almanza, now age 25. “I wanted

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Becoming Adults, Executive Summary

One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation

…by Youth Villages — to determine if it is actually making a difference. ... in helping these youth.  ... adults in need, is intended to help youth make the transition to adulthood by providing intensive

May 10, 2015

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Introducing Atlanta’s 2016 Community Investment Fund Recipients

…and parent, will aim to help children safely walk to and from school. Summerhill Neighborhood Development ... This nonprofit, which supports children of incarcerated parents, will use funds to support an overnight youth ... and teaching financial literacy to pairing youth with rescue animals in need. The recipients are: Adair Park ... will support several activities for fathers and their children that encourage fathers to be more active

July 28, 2016

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Achieving Permanency Through Adoption

The Permanency Continuum Series

…with emphasis on the clinical skills necessary in preparing children and youth, resource families and newly ... The benefits of adoption for children/youth, resource and birth families. ... In Casey Family Service’s move to permanency through 2011, 272 children/youth were adopted. ... When getting a foster kid back with his family is not going to work, adoption is the next most

January 1, 2012

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Jim Casey Initiative Names Young Fellows From 12 States

…for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Working with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities ... child welfare systems. The following are the newest Jim Casey Young Fellows with his or her areas ... Arias (North Carolina): Art therapy for youth aging out of foster care, youth development Hailey Brooks ... Daugherty (Nebraska): Representation of youth in domestic violence cases, improving youth-advocate

October 11, 2016

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