Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

This report examines the complex personal and social backdrop for girls in the delinquency system and looks at how girls are tracked at various key points in the juvenile justice process. By mapping how girls end up in the system, this report provides recommendations for gender-responsive detention reform.

January 1, 2005

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The 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book

This KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a state-by-state statistical portrait of the educational, health, and economic conditions of American children. The essay examines four employment barriers that policymakers and others consider among the most difficult to overcome: substance abuse, domestic violence, a history of incarceration and depression.

January 1, 2005

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The Need for Self-Evaluation

Using Data to Guide Policy and Practice

This descriptive guide provides examples of data tools as they related to the self-evaluation process for Family to Family sites and child welfare services.      

January 7, 2001

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The Need for Self-Evaluation (Summary)

Using Data to Guide Policy and Practice

For many child welfare agencies data can be overwhelming and sometimes not useful. This document describes an attempt by the Family to Family Initiative to reinvent the way data in child welfare is used by creating better structures and processes for compiling data, conducting analyses, and linking data to evaluation.

January 1, 2001

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Planning for Juvenile Detention Reforms

A Structured Approach

This planning approach is designed to help jurisdictions gain an accurate understanding of their own detention policies, practices and problems. Its structured planning model has been tested and refined at various sites over a five-year period, and it makes reference to a variety of solutions to juvenile detention problems.

February 1, 1999

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Evaluating Comprehensive Community Change

Report of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 1997 Research and Evaluation Conference

The document provides a summary of a two-day meeting where researchers, evaluators and other key stakeholders discussed evaluating comprehensive community initiatives. Challenges, best practices and examples from experts are highlighted.

March 24, 1997

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