Delaware

On the Ground in Delaware

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 is a site-based effort to reduce the use of juvenile detention — the holding of youth before adjudication — and increase more effective interventions. Learn more about what happens in a juvenile detention center and the importance of juvenile detention alternatives now!

KIDS COUNT Network

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. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

Lessons From Delaware

Reducing Congregate Care: Worth the Fight

Read about how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to support interventions that reduce congregate care from its current level of 16% of all foster care placements nationally to about 5 to 10% in the next five years and to move those children as quickly as possible toward lifelong family connections and permanent homes.

April 4, 2012

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What Do Casey Child Welfare Consultants Do?

Child Welfare Strategy Group consultants help child welfare leaders and their staff champion reforms that benefit kids and families. We work closely with leaders to strengthen agency management, finances, operations, policy, communications and frontline practice.

November 26, 2012

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Crisis — and Opportunity — in Delaware’s Child Welfare System

In 2011, Delaware’s child welfare system wasn’t just in trouble — it was in crisis, with too many teens entering out-of-home care and later exiting foster care disconnected from family. To fix this broken system, the state launched a sweeping, data-driven reform effort called Outcomes Matter. The initiative boosted morale among caseworkers and gave kids and families a critical voice in the decision-making process. But the best part? The effort helped improve the well-being of Delaware’s children and families.  

March 2, 2016

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