10 Practices Part Two

Making the Business Case: Research and References for 10 Practices and Appendices

The Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. Part two of the Desk Guide includes research, references and appendices that will help leaders and their staff make the business case for improving policies and practices, with a goal of improving how children in the child welfare system fare.

April 9, 2015

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A Child Welfare Leader's Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency

10 Practices Part One

The child welfare leader’s desk guide is designed to help busy child welfare leaders gauge their agency’s effectiveness and chart a course toward measureable improvement. New leaders will benefit from the desk guide’s structured, yet flexible road map for assessing their agency’s strengths and opportunities and creating an agenda for change.

April 9, 2015

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The Connecticut Turnaround

Case Study

This report summarizes how Connecticut has made substantial progress in 5 years turning around its troubled child welfare agency. Partnering with the Casey Foundation and others, the state has instituted improvements, driven down the number of kids removed from homes and ensured that children entering state custody live in families whenever possible, not in group placements. 

March 6, 2015

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A Model for Collaboration and Results

How Cross-Agency Collaboration Helped Hampton, VA

This success story describes how the child-serving agencies of Hampton, Virginia, collaborated to achieve better outcomes for children and families. By emphasizing prevention and building a smart array of services and supports, more of Hampton’s children now live safely with their families, reducing the need for child welfare or juvenile justice group placements.

January 27, 2015

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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