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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Mentors Build Meaningful Connections With Youth in Washington, D.C.

…on T-shirts and written materials for the Washington, D.C., Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS ... the department’s Credible Messenger Initiative. The program pairs every youth under its supervision ... — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth ... are to promote youth well-being and community safety, building community connections is essential.” Since

July 15, 2019

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Place Matters

Aligning Investments in a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Maine Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

…how the state supports youth, ages 14 to 25, who are involved in its child welfare or juvenile justice ... Some youth are ineligible for support at age 18, as they age out of child-serving systems ... step. The goal? Help these youth successfully transition to adulthood — and thrive. ... Youth outcomes are not the responsibility of one public system or organization. Rather

April 22, 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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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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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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New Child Welfare Financing Report is Important Tool for State Advocates

…The Child Trends report, Child Welfare Financing SFY 2014: A Survey of Federal, State and Local ... Expenditures, provides timely data on state-level child welfare financing. The report is an important resource ... , accessibility and level of child welfare funding needed to support a continuum of resources and services. Aside ... sources for child welfare. The report also provides information on expenditures from state and local

February 7, 2017

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