Evaluation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s On the Frontline Initiative

On the Frontline, an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, aims to help caseworkers and their supervisors make better investigative decisions about protecting children and strengthening families. This evaluation examines the experiences of child welfare agencies in two counties — one in Ohio and the other in Colorado — that began implementing the initiative in 2015.

May 20, 2019

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Place Matters

Aligning Investments in a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Maine Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

This report, written with Maine’s policymakers in mind, delivers a clear charge to improve how the state supports system-involved youth between the ages of 14 to 25. It calls for a full continuum of care — from prevention to reintegration — that leverages local resources and national research to offer community-based services at every step.  

April 22, 2019

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Keeping Kids in Families

Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement

In this data snapshot, the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how placements for young people in foster care have changed from 2007 to 2017. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Casey finds that child welfare systems are doing a better job of placing kids in families. At the same time, racial disparities persist for kids of all ages and progress eludes teens in care.

April 2, 2019

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Five Ways to Help Kin Caregivers Now

Kin caregivers don’t always receive the same level of support that foster parents receive. This can result in kids missing out on key resources — from school supplies to mental health services — that they need to thrive. This blog post shares specific ways that individuals, communities and child welfare agencies can support kin caregivers now.

January 2, 2019

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