Using Integrated Data Systems to Strengthen Collective Impact in Out-Of-School Programs

How nonprofit organizations in two localities use IDS data to improve their enrollees’ school performance and strengthen collective impact

This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief presents out-of-school collective impact initiatives in North Carolina and Texas and their use of data from a local IDS to improve educational outcomes for their enrollees and allocate resources more effectively.   

April 25, 2017

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Jobs and Race

Addressing Race and Cultural Competence in the Jobs Initiative

Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.  

April 17, 2017

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Implementing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC)

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

The Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC) training curriculum gives child welfare agencies a powerful new tool that foster parents can use to support children in their care and help them heal. This guide is a primer for child welfare agencies planning to install the curriculum within their existing array of in-service foster care trainings. It is packed with implementation tips, tools and details — including recommended trainer competencies, a sample data summary report and sample posters introducing TST-FC and trauma.

April 2, 2017

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Advancing SFA

This toolkit highlights recommendations for policymakers and advocates on laws and policies designed to help jurisdictions effectively implement the normalcy provisions of the Strengthening Families Act.

February 7, 2017

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California Adopts Innovative Tools to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

Two technology-related nonprofits, both started with seed money from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, are gaining traction and recently began work in California. Case Commons and Kids Insight have been tapped to help improve the state’s capacity for using data to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system.

January 17, 2017

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Help Teens Find Family: Videos for Caseworkers

In Every Kid Needs a Family: A Message to Caseworkers, young people who spent time in foster care make a compelling argument that caseworkers need to persist in connecting teens with family — because every teen needs a family. A new discussion guide helps caseworkers incorporate the video into their work.

January 17, 2017

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Blog Post

Honoring Its Roots, JDAI Selects Florida for National Conference

The Casey Foundation will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) during the JDAI Inter-Site Conference in Orlando, Florida. Fittingly, detention reforms in Broward County inspired the creation of the initiative more than two decades ago.

January 5, 2017

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