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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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 Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, would transform the outdated 30-year-old system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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Faith-Based Initiatives

Faith communities play a trusted role in the social fabric of communities and are a particularly powerful resource for supporting the needs of kids and families. As part of Making Connections, investments advanced the efforts of faith-based organizations primarily focusing on prisoner reentry and children with incarcerated parents.

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Children and Families with Incarcerated Parents

Exploring Development in the Field and Opportunities for Growth

parent and their child.       ... On any given day in America, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million children have a parent ... Children and families affected by the incarceration of a parent face a multitude of risk factors ... financially, socially and emotionally. Even more, the children in these families lose vital time

January 1, 2008

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What is Kinship Care?

…of child welfare agencies and live with a relative or close friend of the family. Most of these children ... (food stamps). Only 42% of children are covered by Medicaid. Assistance with child care and housing ... young people think about kinship care? Check out Boundless Futures: Building a Youth-Focused Child ... and culture, relatives step up to raise children when their parents can’t care for them. This time

August 7, 2019

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Meet the 2019 JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award Winners

…; Distinguished System Leadership Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The award honors a youth justice ... down from the bench to speak personally to youth and families. In one such instance, 12 years after ... the award on his behalf. Clinton Lacey, Director, District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation ... goal of ensuring that all youth on probation in the county are on track for graduation and future

October 24, 2019

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Blog Post

Summary of Recommendations for Federal Child Welfare Financing

…This handout summarizes policy recommendations for realigning federal child welfare financing ... , supported child welfare workforce; and, better access to services. Graphics depict current federal spending ... and the proposed realignment of Title IV-E. Highlighted recommendation are from When Child Welfare Works,  ... ;a report and proposal from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

October 23, 2013

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More Than One in Five U.S. Kids Has Had Multiple Adverse Experiences

…Twenty-two percent of children in the United States — more than 15.6 million kids total ... Survey of Children’s Health. The term adverse childhood experiences refers to a number ... effects on a child’s well-being and have been linked to increased risks of obesity, alcoholism ... and depression, according to research. At the state level: Children living in the South and Southwest

February 10, 2018

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Experts Talk Developing a Model for Extended Foster Care and Re-Entry Policies

…director, Youth Law Center Angie Schwartz, policy director, Alliance for Children’s Rights ... The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s webinar, Model Extension of Care and Re-Entry ... of a youth-engaging extended foster care system. More than half the states have extended foster care beyond ... age 18, but many are struggling to build a system that engages youth and serves them well

October 17, 2016

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