Better Decisions for Better Results

How Two Counties Are Improving the Quality and Consistency of Child Protection Investigations

This report, intended for child welfare leaders and staff, tells how two county agencies applied Continuous Quality Improvement processes to improve their decision-making processes and achieve better outcomes for children and families in their care.

February 5, 2019

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Developing Better Mentoring Programs for Maryland’s Youth

For young people facing tough life circumstances, the benefits of quality mentoring programs are clear. These services help youth form positive relationships with adults and peers; keep them in school and on track toward graduation; improve their job prospects; and even reduce the likelihood they’ll use drugs. One Maryland nonprofit is working to improve the quality and quantity of mentors in the state.

January 15, 2019

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Responsible Demolition

Progress in Detroit and Baltimore

This brief highlights demolition guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of pollutants and protecting the health of residents during revitalization efforts in Detroit.

January 2, 2019

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Fostering Youth Transitions

Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice Decisions

This Annie E. Casey Foundation brief, which utilizes the most comprehensive data set ever collected across all 50 states, fills in key details about the lives of young people who have experienced foster care.

November 13, 2018

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