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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The Opportunity Passport

Building Assets for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

This report shares select statistics and stories from the Opportunity Passport’s first five years. Readers will learn how the program — developed by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative — is connecting young people with essential financial opportunities as they transition from foster care.   

June 5, 2009

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Mental Health Practice

Guidelines for Child Welfare

This publication shares guidelines for improving the behavioral health of youth in state custody. Child welfare experts, behavioral health leaders, and child and youth advocates developed this guidance as part of a 2-day conference convened by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs and The REACH Institute.

March 31, 2009

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A Path Less Traveled

Reflections on Making Connections

This report includes observations and insights from Casey Foundation senior staff who served as local site team leaders as well as local site coordinators, during the Foundation’s 10-year Making Connections community change initiative. 

January 2, 2009

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Organic Philanthropy

Small Investments, Big Results

In this report, the Casey Foundation introduces a new approach — Organic Philanthropy — aimed at propelling and sustaining positive community change. Readers will see this practice in action, as Casey recounts how it leveraged local resources and modest seed money to revitalize and expand aid for disadvantaged families in Native American and Southern-border communities.  

January 1, 2009

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CONNECT: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

In-Service Training for Resource Families

This 55-page guide gives facilitators the script, tools and tips necessary to educate caregivers of children exposed to domestic violence. It packages three hours of training into a thoughtful, comprehensive and no-frills instructional playbook that explores what domestic violence is, how it impacts children and exactly what caregivers can do to help this fragile population heal. 

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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Balancing Justice with Mercy

An Interfaith Guide for Creating Healing Communities

This report presents the Healing Communities detailed model of prisoner reentry, where the time for engaging members of the congregation is any time from arrest through reintegration after a “returning citizen” returns home from prison.

October 1, 2008

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