Crisis — and Opportunity — in Delaware’s Child Welfare System

In 2011, Delaware’s child welfare system wasn’t just in trouble — it was in crisis, with too many teens entering out-of-home care and later exiting foster care disconnected from family. To fix this broken system, the state launched a sweeping, data-driven reform effort called Outcomes Matter. The initiative boosted morale among caseworkers and gave kids and families a critical voice in the decision-making process. But the best part? The effort helped improve the well-being of Delaware’s children and families.  

March 2, 2016

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Mobile, Alabama, Becomes Latest Evidence2Success Site

Mobile, Alabama, joins forces with the Foundation to implement Casey's evidence-based framework for promoting healthy kids and school success. The Evidence2Success model will partner system leaders and community residents to address the critical education needs of kids and families in three Mobile neighborhoods.

February 18, 2016

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Letters of Interest Sought for Low-Cost Randomized Control Trials

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is joining the Laura and John Arnold Foundation in support of its expanded investment in identification and support of low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to build evidence of programs that improve the lives of children and families. For 2016, the Arnold Foundation has released a new Request for Proposals. Letters of interest are due to the Arnold Foundation by March 1, 2016.

December 8, 2015

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Building Cross-System Implementation Centers

A Roadmap for State and Local Child- and Family- Serving Agencies in Developing Centers of Excellence (COE)

This report defines and explores the concept of Centers of Excellence after a learning community of experts tackled key questions: why have COEs been established; what are their core functions; what will it take to sustain them; and, how can they be utilized effectively by state and local governments. 

December 1, 2015

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Bring Youth Home

Building on Ohio’s Deincarceration Leadership

In 1992, Ohio began investing in five deincarceration strategies to keep kids out of youth prisons. Over the next 23 years, Ohio cut its admissions to youth prisons by 80% — from more than 2,500 youth to less than 500 youth today. This report reviews strategies central to Ohio’s success and makes recommendations to states engaging in similar efforts.   

October 26, 2015

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Five Questions with Casey: Suzanne Barnard on Evidence2Success

As director of the Casey Foundation’s Evidence-Based Practice Group, Suzanne Barnard oversees Evidence2Success, an initiative that champions the power of data and proven programs to improve the lives of children and youth. In this edition of Five Questions with Casey, Barnard talks about the initiative's successes and future work.

October 17, 2015

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Alabama Evidence2Success Effort Launches in Selma

The Foundation has chosen the state of Alabama as a partner site for its Evidence2Success framework, beginning with the city of Selma. The state joins Salt Lake County, Utah, to make a cohort of new Evidence2Success local initiatives being launched in 2015.

October 13, 2015

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