Program Area

Child Welfare

…We have been developing new solutions to supporting vulnerable children and families for more than ... 20 years. We help child welfare agencies, policymakers and advocates do their jobs better ... Developing child welfare practices that work ... Casey consultants provide intensive consulting and technical assistance to child welfare

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Re-examining the Foster Care Review Process

Extended Foster Care as a Catalyst for Improved Practices and Better Outcomes

…, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young ... Tips for creating a youth-friendly venue. ... This brief identifies the basic elements of a youth-friendly review venue, such as a timed ... should also revisit and refresh their review processes for older youth in care.

August 12, 2013

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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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Blog Post

Fiscal Analysis Shows “When Child Welfare Works” Recommendations Add Up

…to help improve child welfare systems nationwide, we recently asked an outside organization to review our ... financing reform proposal – "When Child Welfare Works – A Proposal for Financing Best Practices ... additional spending, but instead smarter spending. Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan child development ... research center with much expertise in the area of child welfare financing, calculated projections

May 19, 2014

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Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit

…Expectant and parenting youth in foster care — and their children — often have contact ... and as they transition into adulthood — and to prevent their children from becoming involved with the child welfare ... on expectant and parenting youth in foster care. The end goal? A better, brighter future for these families ... ;— including representatives from Chapin Hall, Child Trends, Connecticut Department

June 2, 2019

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Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline in New Orleans

…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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Youth Incarceration Rates in the United States

…Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in its youth incarceration rates ... incarceration statistics underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway. ... Which states are leading the country with reduced rates of youth incarceration ... Decrease in Youth Incarceration Across the Board

February 26, 2013

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Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

…year, the average number of credits earned by youth on probation increased dramatically — by 143 ... attendance, credit accrual and, ultimately, the high school graduation rates of youth on probation ... , parents relayed that they felt more involved in their child’s education. The team is now working ... ’t be complete until we reach our ultimate goal of ensuring that all youth on probation

February 11, 2019

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Arianne Weldon to Manage the Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

…;s children are proficient readers by the time they begin fourth grade, the Georgia campaign seeks to raise ... to ensure children are on track through their early years and grades, in addition to developing a report ... to the campaign's success. She most recently served as the Maternal and Child Health Services Title V ... Connection Partnership, seeking to improve results for children and families statewide. She holds a Master

February 25, 2013

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Blog Post

Mississippi Juvenile Justice Officials Travel to Cook County for Model-Site Visit

…opportunities, successful community-based alternative programs, school relationships, and child welfare ... ;s child welfare representative, hearing how Cook County partners with a local university to obtain interns ... -work students intern with youth-services staff. The first day ended with a tour of two evening ... and the participation of parents and youth. Cook County Juvenile Probation Officer Hector Escalera also discussed how

March 14, 2012

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