AdvoCasey: Winter 2005

Double Jeopardy: AdvoCasey Explores the High Cost of Being Poor

This edition of AdvoCasey documents the high cost of being poor in eye-opening detail — including the immense cost of credit paid by many low-income families. AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

December 21, 2005

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2004

Who’s Taking Care: AdvoCasey Examines the Staffing Crisis in Children and Family Services

This issue of AdvoCasey examines the pervasive neglect of human services workers in America. It’s centerpiece — a feature rooted in Greenville, South Carolina — goes beyond the statistics to share real stories about how these workers are struggling and what this means for the kids and families they serve. AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication; each themed issue spotlights programs and policies that have made measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2004

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2003

Juvenile Justice at a Crossroads

When it comes to America’s juvenile justice system, failure, waste and even abuse of troubled youth are rampant. The better news? Thanks to promising reform efforts and policy innovations, which this publication explores, the prospects for progress have never been stronger.

March 21, 2003

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AdvoCasey: Summer 2002

Work First, What Next?

This edition of AdvoCasey explores how welfare reform has evolved to reconnect families to the economic mainstream. It spotlights welfare-to-work models that are helping participants find jobs, build skills and move up the career ladder. It also reviews how welfare reform impact kids and what challenges many families face when they leave the welfare rolls.      

June 20, 2002

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2002

Paul Revere Rides Again: Inside the Remarkable Rise of the Houston Public Schools

This issue of AdvoCasey starts with an article examining the academic transformation of schools in Houston, then delivers a story on Chicago’s Child-Parent Centers before moving to Miami to spotlight innovative treatments for substance-using teens. The final story lands in Tulsa, Okla., and tells how a local nonprofit is helping working poor families avoid expensive tax preparation fees, maximize refunds and save for the future.  AdvoCasey is a seasonal publication of the Foundation that covers some serious ground. Each themed issue spotlights programs and policies that have made measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2002

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Repealing the Hidden Tax

This article, which originally appeared in the spring 2002 issue of AdvoCasey, tells how a nonprofit in Tulsa, Okla., is helping working poor families avoid expensive tax preparers, maximize refunds and save for the future. The Foundation produced AdvoCasey as a seasonal publication with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2002

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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 highlights ambitious campaigns that are unfolding across the country — in places like San Antonio, Cincinnati and Los Angeles County, California — that aim to forge better options and a better path forward for these young people in need. 

September 22, 2001

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AdvoCasey: Spring 2001

Heavy Duty

This issue of AdvoCasey examines options for providing tax breaks to those who need them most — poor and near-poor working families. Readers will also learn about critical housing needs nationwide and specific state-based efforts to connect residents to health care and better child care options.    AdvoCasey is a seasonal Casey newsletter with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2001

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AdvoCasey: Fall 1999 Winter 2000

More Foster Families, Fewer Children Entering Care

This edition of AdvoCasey looks at foster care reform in two Family to Family sites. It also shares how Casey Family Services alumni are faring after they exit the agency’s care and how three sites participating in the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative have reduced their inappropriate use of secure detention.  

January 1, 2000

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New Hope for Low-Income Workers

Improving Economic and Child Outcomes in Milwaukee

In 1994, Milwaukee implemented a two-year program, New Hope, that provided low-income working families with a flexible package of earnings supplements and services. The results? Glorious. Parents benefited from a boost in employment and earnings. Equally noteworthy: Their kids — specifically their sons — had fewer behavioral issues and better academic success.   

June 22, 1999

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AdvoCasey: Summer 1999

“Above Average” Welfare Reform

This edition of AdvoCasey examines the ripple of changes sparked by the landmark federal welfare law of 1996. Readers will learn about an array of financial incentive programs — in both the United States and Canada — that are helping welfare recipients secure work and bigger paychecks. A smaller story reviews one of America’s most effective anti-poverty programs, the Earned Income Tax Credit.  

June 20, 1999

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