Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

Report

…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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Bring Youth Home

Building on Ohio’s Deincarceration Leadership

Policy Report

…In 1992, Ohio began investing in five deincarceration strategies to keep kids out of youth prisons ... . Over the next 23 years, Ohio cut its admissions to youth prisons by 80% — from more than 2,500 ... youth to less than 500 youth today. This report reviews strategies central to Ohio’s success ... States should ask how — not whether — to reduce youth prison populations

October 26, 2015

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Prisoner Reentry: Helping Former Prisoners Return to Communities

A Guide to Key Ideas, Effective Approaches, and TA Resources for When Prisoners Return to the Community

Report

…and supports available for families and children of the incarcerated to help address loss of income, emotional ... How incarceration affects the families and children. ... The Kid Connection ... At least two million kids in the United States had a parent in prison or jail in 2000. 

January 10, 2005

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Federal Grant to Build on Evidence2Success in Providence

Blog Post

…, $1.8 million grant to the Providence Children & Youth Cabinet (CYC) for the Building Trauma ... of therapeutic, evidence-based programs, evidence-informed youth trauma programs and universal trauma-sensitive ... ;the highest rates of engagement with the child welfare system, childhood poverty, parental incarceration ... symptoms of PTSD among children and improve functioning, attendance and grades and one of the evidence

September 28, 2016

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Resources for Foster Parents

Blog Post

…and youth in care. National Foster Parent Association The official Facebook page of the NFPA, a nonprofit ... dedicated to aiding foster parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth ... There is no master playbook for foster parenting, but the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child ... , that underscores the importance of keeping siblings together in foster care. Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth A fact

May 1, 2018

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

Practice Guide

…This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding — including ... of community-based permanency services for children and families. ... Meet your go-to guide for maximizing federal funding to support vulnerable children and families ... reimbursements — but not the overall child welfare budget.  

January 1, 2010

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New Infographic Offers a Glimpse at Casey’s 2017 Accomplishments

Blog Post

…to 828 policy wins for children on issues such as child welfare, education and health care. These policy ... children transition from foster care, reduce reliance on juvenile detention, assist parents in becoming ... for scale. For example: The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport ... changes resulted in more than $45 billion in new state funding for children and families. Download

March 23, 2018

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Blog Post

Tarsha Jackson Receives Bimel Award for her Contributions to Detention Reform

Parent-turned-advocate Tarsha Jackson received the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Natalie ... , the coordinator of Texas Families of Incarcerated Youth, received the honor in Houston during JDAI’s 2012 ... when her 11-year-old son was incarcerated for a low-level misdemeanor. Jackson has also been a parent ... and a member of Community Justice Network for Youth. In her free time she co-chairs the Harris County, Texas

May 8, 2013

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Podcast

The Impact of Parental Incarceration with Tanya Krupat

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton enlists expert Tanya Krupat to discuss the stigmas, struggles and solutions that shape the lives of kids with an incarcerated parent. Their 24-minute conversation is part of CaseyCast, a new monthly podcast devoted to bringing people together to help build a brighter future for kids, families and communities.

April 23, 2016

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Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline in New Orleans

Blog Post

…up low-risk youth offenders doesn’t reduce further offenses; wastes taxpayer dollars ... . Parents and social workers created Friends and Families of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC ... Womack co-founded the group in 2000: “There wasn’t anyone helping families whose children had ... their lives.” She described one child who was arrested for stealing a Pepsi and a hot pocket &ldquo

December 11, 2014

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