Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the pivotal and powerful difference that a strong relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.

January 8, 2018

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Casey Fellow in Focus: Finding New Ways to Help Youth in Trouble

Felipe Franco is one of 16 visionary leaders who recently graduated from the Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship. His story demonstrates what Fellows can accomplish when they apply the tools and competencies of Results Count — the Foundation’s results-based leadership approach — to achieve measurable results in child well-being.

October 30, 2017

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Program in King County, Wash., Offers Respite for Youth Involved in Domestic Violence Crises

The Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS) program in King County, Washington offers respite care and services for youth and families involved in domestic violence crises. It launched in 2016 thanks to leadership from the county prosecutor’s office and a collaboration among city and county agencies. Juvenile Court Services Manager Paul Daniels answers some key questions about FIRS’ design. 

July 25, 2017

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Law Enforcement Has a Powerful Role to Play in Advancing JDAI

A new practice guide and executive summary highlight the importance of training law enforcement commanders and patrol officers on the developmental differences between youth and adults. This knowledge — coupled with a commitment to treating youth in age-appropriate ways — can make a powerful and positive difference in young people’s lives. 

April 17, 2017

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Forging Partnerships With Law Enforcement

Executive Summary

This resource-packed playbook shares examples and advice aimed at helping Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites forge effective partnerships with law enforcement agencies on a number of fronts — from detention screenings to trainings on adolescent development. The goal? Reduce the use of unnecessary detention while improving public safety outcomes at the same time.

April 17, 2017

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Prosecutors Speak on Juvenile Justice Reform

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) has released a report that suggests possible common ground for collaboration between prosecutors and others working to reform juvenile justice policy and practice. Casey finds that the report suggests possible common ground for collaboration between prosecutors and others working to reform juvenile justice policy and practice.

March 2, 2017

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