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Florida and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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202, Florida ranked 35th among the 50 states in overall child well-being. 2 KIDS COUNT Data Book
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The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
® is a systems-change effort that works at the local, state and national levels to advance policies and practices to most effectively meet the needs of young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
® 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.
A group of state-based child advocacy and research organizations that use data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity.
Readers will learn what sites did, didn’t do, and wish they had done differently to launch and sustain successful detention reforms in their jurisdictions. These hard-earned lessons stem from 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.
Final Evaluation Report
This is a comprehensive evaluation of the institutional change efforts presented during the Casey Foundation’s five-year, community-wide project to improve mental health services in very poor inner-city neighborhoods while decreasing public monies spent on social services.
Effective Admission Policies and Practices
This report is packed with examples and suggestions to help jurisdictions to make fair, efficient and rational decisions about the detention center admission process. It is part of a series that shares lessons learned from 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.
Building a Better Juvenile Detention System
Th is publication provides an overview of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), a multi-million dollar, five year, five-site experiment designed to streamline and rationalize local juvenile detention systems.
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