On the Ground in Arkansas

Child Welfare Strategy Group

Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.

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 Arkansas

The Eye of the Storm

Ten Years on the Front Lines of New Futures

This report candidly recalls Casey’s first attempt at system reform efforts at the community level. Through reflections from two of the leaders, the truth about this failed attempt becomes apparent along with the lessons that carried forward in Casey’s future community change work. 

January 1, 1999

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Sending Parents Back to Class — and Down a Brighter Career Path

Since 2006, Arkansas has used funds from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to send eligible parents to 25 community and technical colleges across the state. A new evaluation of the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative shows it benefits parents and the state as a whole, enabling more families to move out of poverty.

May 14, 2016

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The Working Poor Families Project

Strengthening Workplace Education Program Policies to Enable Low-Wage Workers' Advancement

This policy brief revisits a few programs covered in an earlier report on workplace education programs, and highlights other programs that improve basic skills, literacy and english language skills.

October 1, 2011

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Undercounted, Underserved

Immigrant and Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System

This report focuses on the needs of immigrant and refugee children in the child welfare system.

January 1, 2006

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