Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit

This tool kit, created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with help from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and more than 20 national experts, assists systems leaders in gathering, assessing, sharing and leveraging data on expectant and parenting youth in foster care. The end goal? A better, brighter future for these families.    

June 2, 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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New Mexico Legislature Extends Foster Care to Age 21

Every year in New Mexico, nearly 200 youth — many lacking a stable home or strong support system — transition out of foster care. NMCAN Youth Leaders know this story all too well. They’ve lived it. And now, they've helped ensure that others following in their path will have a better option.

April 18, 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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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Scale-Up

Study of Four States

This report identifies critical success factors for four states — Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and New Mexico — that accelerated the spread of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® across their local jurisdictions.

February 28, 2019

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For Youth in Foster Care, the Road to Driving is a Bumpy Ride

Learning to drive is an exciting and nearly essential milestone for young people today. Yet, for youth exiting foster care, this rite of passage is often littered with obstacles — from DMV fees to costly automobile insurance rates. A new report identifies common challenges that young people in foster care face and recommends policy moves that states can make to help these youth get behind the wheel.

February 26, 2019

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