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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Newspaper Series Highlights Evidence2Success in Kearns, Utah

children and teens build better relationships, make healthier choices and ward off depression and negative ... the lives of local youth are inspired by the effort in Kearns and consider implementing similar evidence ... -based practices and programs for the youth and families they serve.” Identifying priorities ... rates of childhood poverty in Utah, examined data on youth outcomes and selected priorities to address

June 20, 2020

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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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Youth Correctional Leaders Launch Campaign to Close Juvenile Prisons

…of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and Phyllis Becker, the former ... to close the nation’s remaining youth prisons and replace them with more effective interventions ... . The members of the newly formed Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice (YCLJ) — supported by the Annie E ... officials and advocates working to end the youth prison model. They will share their expertise in shutting

April 10, 2019

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Juvenile Justice Priorities During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

…; if not reconsider — every policy that leans toward confinement.” Video: Getting to zero in youth ... for Children’s Law and Policy, a longtime provider of technical assistance to JDAI sites, in promoting ... . Unless youth pose an immediate and substantial risk to public safety, alternatives to out-of-home ... . This includes utilizing pre- and post-adjudication processes and policies to release youth who do not pose

April 6, 2020

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Study Documents the Benefits of Authentic Youth Engagement

…of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative®. But does it work ... ; and spotlights the benefits of authentic youth engagement. Read Washington State University's research ... Across the sites, researchers examined documents, interviewed and surveyed youth as well as staff ... their findings: Authentic youth engagement helps youth build both self-confidence and self-advocacy skills

November 5, 2019

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Incentives Inspire Positive Behavior Change in Youth on Probation

youth on probation, according to a new study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The evaluation ... Opportunity-based probation aims to help youth build skills, develop responsibility and avoid being arrested ... and define weekly goals. Positive behaviors and met milestones earn participating youth points, which ... . a job shadowing opportunity). When youth reach certain benchmarks, they can have fewer supervision

March 30, 2020

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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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The 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book

…National trends in child well-being, comparing how children were faring in 2002/2003 to 2000. ... Hampshire's child poverty rate was 8% compared to 30% in Louisiana, and 23% percent of Nebraska children ... lived in families where no parent had full-time, year-round employment compared to 41% of children ... The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being

January 1, 2005

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