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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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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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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Using Local Data to Explore the Experiences and Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents

…research on the impact of parental incarceration and the experiences of affected children. The purpose ... children. This report presents findings and lesson learned from the three sites. It begins ... of the analyses conducted and the sites’ findings on child of incarcerated parents in their jurisdictions ... The potential for using this type of data to learn about children of incarcerated parents.

May 1, 2008

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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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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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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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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Getting Started

…is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed ... Want better outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care? Build a better plan. ... There are 9 types of stakeholders to consider — everyone from state child welfare agency

August 11, 2013

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We Want to Know What They Are Saying

A Multiagency Collaborative Effort to Address Parental Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact

…and therefore make the child unsuitable for release. Similarly, a parent may not understand court documents ... Parental engagement in the juvenile justice system can have a significant impact on a child' ... When Parents Do Not Understand, Youth Are More Likely To Be Deeply Involved In The Juvenile Justice ... The percentage of African American and Latino youth who are arrested, detained or incarcerated

November 1, 2009

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New Infographic Offers a Glimpse at Casey’s 2017 Accomplishments

…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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