Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Results Report

This is the first-published annual summary of results from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which began submitting results reports in 2004. These reports provide sites with an opportunity to report detention reform progress and to generate initiative-wide aggregate measures and intersite comparisons to deepen understanding of the overall status of the detention reform movement.

January 1, 2009

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The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

This 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information on the conditions of America’s children and families. The 2009 Data Book essay calls for improvements to the nation’s ability to design and evaluate programs aimed at the needs of children and families living in poverty.

January 1, 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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Trying Out a Real Time Advocacy Self-Evaluation Process

Guidance and Considerations for KIDS COUNT Grantees

This brief describes an existing advocacy evaluation concept for policy work and discusses the pros and cons of how grantees could effectively test this real-time self-evaluation approach to document and support their advocacy work.

December 1, 2008

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

The Urban Institute partnered with organizations in Chicago, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Providence, Rhode Island to merge local and state level criminal justice and human services data to learn about children of incarcerated parents in their localities. This report presents findings from the three sites and a discussion of the possibilities and difficulties involved in merging and analyzing administrative data on this population.

May 1, 2008

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Next Shift

Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis

In this monograph, the authors counter a variety of proposed interventions from infrastructure organizations and present an alternate to the current crisis framework. The authors posit that by applying a crisis framework to the transitional trends in the non-profit sector, leadership ignores the rich opportunities that lay ahead.

January 1, 2008

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Urban Indian America

The Status of American Indian & Alaska Native Children & Families Today

This report by the National Urban Indian Family Coalition discusses the status of American Indian and Alaskan Native families today.

January 1, 2008

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