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 Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, would transform the outdated 30-year-old system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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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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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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Partnering With Expectant and Parenting Youth to Strengthen Communities

…Research reveals numerous benefits of youth-adult partnerships. Through authentic youth engagement ... of perspectives, including those of expectant and parenting youth, who may have scheduling and day care needs ... ,” says Tammi Fleming, senior associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth ... Opportunities Initiative®. “Expectant and parenting youth have important experiences to bring

December 16, 2019

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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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Transforming Justice

Bringing Pennsylvania’s Young People Safely Home from Juvenile Justice Placements

…The case against youth justice placements. ... Pennsylvania

December 9, 2019

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Two Social Justice Champions Receive Bimel Award

…in Pierce County, Washington, and Frankie Guzman, director of the California Youth Justice Initiative ... at the National Center for Youth Law, as its 2019 Natalie S. Bimel Award recipients. The Foundation recognized ... . Frankie Guzman, Director of the California Youth Justice Initiative at the National Center for Youth Law ... Guzman advocates for youth in the criminal justice system by drawing on his personal experience of being

October 24, 2019

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Watch Our Webinar: Three Fiscal Elements for Using the Family First Act

…that helps child welfare leaders analyze the fiscal implications of services for children and families ... -based practices in child welfare. The 60-minute webinar, Planning for Family First Prevention ... of Leading With Evidence: Informing Practice With Research — a series that brings together child ... in the child welfare field. Suzanne Barnard, director of the Casey Foundation’s Evidence-Based

November 18, 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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