On the Ground in Alabama


Public systems, schools and communities guiding public investment toward evidence-based programs that improve the growth and development of children and young people.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

JDAI is a network of juvenile justice practitioners and other system stakeholders across the country working to build a better and more equitable youth justice system. Learn more about what happens in a juvenile detention center and the importance of juvenile detention alternatives now!


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Lessons From Alabama

Partnerships Between Corrections and Child Welfare

Collaboration for Change, Part Two

The criminal justice system interacts with many of the same families involved in the child welfare system and while it makes sense that these systems would work together, too often they do not. This guide describes ways that the two systems can work together to improve and strengthen family and community bonds.

January 1, 2001

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Alabama Evidence2Success Effort Launches in Selma

The Foundation has chosen the state of Alabama as a partner site for its Evidence2Success framework, beginning with the city of Selma. The state joins Salt Lake County, Utah, to make a cohort of new Evidence2Success local initiatives being launched in 2015.

October 13, 2015

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Five Questions with Casey: Suzanne Barnard on Evidence2Success

As director of the Casey Foundation’s Evidence-Based Practice Group, Suzanne Barnard oversees Evidence2Success, an initiative that champions the power of data and proven programs to improve the lives of children and youth. In this edition of Five Questions with Casey, Barnard talks about the initiative's successes and future work.

October 17, 2015

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