CaseyCast Podcast Tackles a Silent Issue: Parental Incarceration

…exposes the many struggles of growing up with a parent in prison or jail. It’s a tragic &mdash ... and communities. It also tells why we must enlist a particularly powerful set of experts — the children ... system. In this role, Krupat coordinates the NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, which ... aims to raise awareness about the effects of incarceration on children and family relationships. LInks

April 23, 2016

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Nebraska Receives $1 Million Grant to End Multigeneration Involvement in Foster Care

…have at least one parent who also navigated a public system in their youth. The good news? Help ... . The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation — a site with the Casey Foundation's Jim Casey ... Youth Opportunities Initiative — is slated to implement the grant over the next two years ... . As part of the grant, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation will provide diapers and formula to new

August 28, 2018

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Broken Bonds

Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Children with Incarcerated Parents

…Support for children with an incarcerated parent ... Over 1.5 million children had a parent in state or federal prison in 2002. ... Children who maintain contact with their parent during incarceration exhibit fewer disruptive ... The barriers to communication between a child and his or her incarcerated parent are tremendous

February 10, 2008

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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

…interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs. ... What challenges youth in foster care face compared to their general population peers. ... Nearly 5,300 more youth would graduate high school each year. The economic impact? A $2.17 billion ... savings over the first 15 years of a child’s life.  

January 30, 2019

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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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Understanding the Maze: If Your Child Has Contact With the Law

A Parent's Resource Guide

… the New York City criminal and juvenile justice system to help a justice-involved child ... What parents can do if their child becomes involved in the New York City juvenile justice system. ... How parental involvement can help a justice-involved child. ... What to expect after your child is arrested.

May 10, 2009

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Opening Doors for Young Parents

…This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face ... that these parents face are exacerbated by discrimination and systemic inequities, and their children stand to suffer ... to understand children's developmental stages.   ... young parent is in custody.

September 25, 2018

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When Child Welfare Works: Reforming Federal Financing to Support Best Practices in Foster Care

…of federal funding for child welfare systems to support better outcomes for children and families while ... #CostofDoingNothing Restructuring of federal child welfare funds should improve kinship and family ... -treatment group care, says a new proposal aimed at helping more kids grow up in families. When Child ... Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, would transform the outdated 30-year-old system

February 3, 2014

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Resource Roundup: Juvenile Justice Publications

…and more equitable youth justice system. Listening to Black Women and Girls By the Georgetown Law Center ... and treatment programs — contribute to the over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice ... landscape. Moving Beyond Youth Prisons By the Columbia University Justice Lab; and Implementation of New ... York’s Close to Home Initiative By the Center for Children’s Law and Policy

September 13, 2019

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