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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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Webinar Recording: Improving Permanency Outcomes for Older Youth

…The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s webinar, Improving Permanency Outcomes ... for Older Youth, highlights ways states can reduce the use of Another Planned Permanent Living ... Arrangement (APPLA) and improve permanency outcomes for older youth. The webinar is the fifth in a six-part ... and Strengthening Families Act (SFA) contains provisions to help increase the number of youth placed in permanent

August 11, 2016

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Children’s Budget 2012

…and consistently” in an effort to expand federal funding for our nation’s children. One great place ... . Readers will encounter snapshots of federally supported programs for children and learn how much ... Budget data on federally supported programs that aid children. ... Ways that these programs serve our nation’s children.

November 8, 2012

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Federal Grant to Build on Evidence2Success in Providence

…, $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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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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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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Study Documents the Benefits of Authentic Youth Engagement

…of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative®. But does it work ... ; and spotlights the benefits of authentic youth engagement. Read Washington State University's research ... Across the sites, researchers examined documents, interviewed and surveyed youth as well as staff ... their findings: Authentic youth engagement helps youth build both self-confidence and self-advocacy skills

November 5, 2019

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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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