Undocumented and Abused: A Texas Case Study

Children in the Child Protective Services System

Using Texas as a case study, this report looks at undocumented children in state child welfare systems because of abuse or neglect – and ways to improve the process by which these children may obtain legal residency. 

September 1, 2010

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Chafee Plus Ten

A Vision for the Next Decade

This report, produced on the 10th anniversary of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act, compiles a decade worth of lessons about helping foster care kids succeed as adults. 

April 26, 2010

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Facing Our Future

Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

This report examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations across the country. 

January 1, 2010

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Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation

A Guide for Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

The United States' increase in immigrant deportations has been fueled largely by detentions for non‐violent immigration violations. Funded in part by the Casey Foundation, this bilingual (English-Spanish) manual provides guidance for volunteer lawyers and non-lawyer practitioners working with families at risk for deportation. 

October 1, 2009

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Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood

Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

This paper takes a hard look at how America’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems are faring—and where they are failing—in helping at-risk youth successfully transition to adulthood. 

April 4, 2009

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Rebuild the Nation’s Child Welfare System

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Issue Brief

Casey’s Congressional call-to-action for rebuilding the child welfare system recommends changes that can promote proven practices in creating permanent family alignments. 

January 10, 2009

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Fixing a Broken System

Transforming Maine's Child Welfare system

Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the Maine Office of Child and Family Services to drastically refocus their child welfare practice. The result: A reformed system that was more child-centered and outcomes-driven. Also included are data on key improvements, such as a 77% drop in residential placements and a 28% increase in kin placements over five years.

January 1, 2009

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Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals

This handbook — intended for judges, advocates and child welfare professionals — provides tips to engage children in their own out-of-home court proceedings. The guide recommends ways courts can prepare for, communicate with and understand behavior for kids ages 5 through 20.  

October 10, 2008

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