Repealing the Hidden Tax

This article, which originally appeared in the spring 2002 issue of AdvoCasey, tells how a nonprofit in Tulsa, Okla., is helping working poor families avoid expensive tax preparers, maximize refunds and save for the future. The Foundation produced AdvoCasey as a seasonal publication with themed issues that spotlight programs and policies making measurable differences in the lives of kids and families.

March 21, 2002

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Not Quite Chaos

Toward a More Disciplined Approach to Community Building

This report introduces two new guides, the Process Framework and the Structural Framework, that aim to bring order to the very organic enterprise that is resident-empowered change. The text — which dives deeply into Casey’s Making Connections initiative in Denver — also pitches a strong case for using these two frameworks to help move community building from a intuition-driven journey to a more disciplined and sustainable field of practice.  

January 1, 2002

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Casey Connects: Winter 2001

Conference Focuses on Helping Adoptive Families

This issue of Casey Connects focuses on fabulous family well-being advocates with the listing of the National Families Count Honorees, the 2001 Casey Fellows class and other Casey-recognized movers and shakers.

January 1, 2001

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Casey Connects: Fall 2000

Foundation Team Specializes in Tailor-Made Technical Assistance

Family strengthening is the focus for this issue of Casey Connects as 3 community-empowering initiatives are highlighted: KIDS COUNT; FAMILIES COUNT; and TARC — Casey's custom-centricTechnical Assistance Resource Center.

September 23, 2000

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Casey Connects: Winter 2000

This issue of Casey Connects concentrates on the value of community with the rollout of a new neighborhood initiative and the announcement of seven community-based organizations as Families Count honorees. 

February 23, 2000

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Contracting for Child and Family Services

A Mission-Sensitive Guide

This report explores purchase-of-service contracting and managed care contracting (including the field’s newest option, network creation) as a means of privatizing child welfare services. It helps state and local agencies — and potential service providers — navigate contracts and the contracting process in this new era of serving America’s children and families.   

November 1, 1999

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Consider the Alternatives

planning and implementing detention alternatives

This report urges juvenile justice officials to abandon detention’s standard all-or-nothing approach in favor of a new option: A continuum of alternatives that maintains public safety, cuts costs and reduces overcrowding — all while offering more efficient, appropriate services to America’s youth. Consider the Alternatives is part of a multi-year, multi-site project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention.     

May 1, 1999

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