Reducing Youth Incarceration in the United States

A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

…What it will take to continue the humane treatment of youth offenders. ... The disparities in youth confinement rates point to a system that penalizes youth of color more ... than similar white youth. ... The public is safer, youth are being treated less punitively and more humanely, and governments

February 5, 2013

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AdvoCasey: Fall 2001

Fostered or Forgotten?

…This issue of AdvoCasey outlines the many challenges of serving foster youth in transition. It also ... Four must-watch models for serving foster care youth in transition. ... Ideas on fixing New Jersey’s independent living services for youth exiting care. ... Q & A with the director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.

September 22, 2001

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No Place for Kids Issue Brief

The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

…, is a failed strategy for combating youth crime. Sustainable system improvements will require the mobilization ... Compelling facts to show that youth incarceration does not rehabilitate. ... How youth incarceration facilities waste taxpayer dollars. ... Youth incarceration does not rehabilitate

December 12, 2011

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Racial Disproportionality, Race Disparity, and Other Race-Related Findings in Published Works

Derived from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

…Approximately 12.5% of the children assessed for maltreatment by child welfare agencies had parents ... To examine the racial disproportionality in child welfare, this report draws on peer-reviewed ... papers and chapters from data gathered during the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being ... (NSCAW). Topics include child factors and related services, including early childhood development

January 1, 2007

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A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform

2008 KIDS COUNT Essay

…justice system in the U.S. for the benefit of youth, families and communities. Using case studies from ... states across the U.S., the report highlights strategies for success in reducing youth incarceration ... Key facts about youth crime and incarceration. ... Incarcerated Youth

December 30, 2008

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Moving Up Is A Steep Climb

Parents’ Work and Children’s Welfare in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative

…intersects with child well-being. Their study focused on 10 low-income families from two Jobs Initiative ... sites — Seattle and Milwaukee. The goal? Learn how workforce development impacts a parent&rsquo ... The stories of 10 families that have a parent participating in the initiative. ... Child Well-Being Improves

April 20, 2002

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The Future of Youth Justice

A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

…America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control ... , exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  ... ; This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers ... children on a pathway to success.

October 21, 2016

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Casey Connects: Summer 2005

KIDS COUNT Message Highlights Barriers to Employment

…This issue of Casey Connects shares key findings on children and poverty from the 16th annual KIDS ... . The newsletter also highlights Casey’s first-ever Border KIDS COUNT report, which looks at child well-being ... Statistics on children living in poverty. ... million children living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 21, 2005

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Youth Count

Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

…for older youth. It draws on interviews and document reviews to identify common issues, challenges ... and strategies related to pushing the youth advocacy agenda forward across the country. ... Which issues organizations are tackling related to older youth. ... How KIDS COUNT grantees advocate on behalf of older youth.

July 29, 2005

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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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