On the Ground in Georgia

Results Count, a leadership development approach of the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Results Count

Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.

Atlanta Civic Site

Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood. Learn more about the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative now.

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!

Reducing Youth Incarceration

A jurisdiction-level reform effort to reduce the number of youth in correctional facilities and other out-of-home placements. Learn more about what can be done to reduce youth incarceration 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 Georgia

Two Generations Benefit from Casey's Atlanta Efforts

The Atlanta Civic Site is helping support organizations like The Center for Working Families, Inc. as part of a two-generation strategy to address parents’ and children’s challenges simultaneously in order to break the cycle of poverty that often passes from generation to generation. Learn about the work being done there by Marilyn Winn, a program associate who used to the center to get back on her feet after struggling with addiction.

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Climbing the Ladder of Reading Proficiency

The First Two Years of Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex

This report tells how a group of parents, educators, community-based service providers, funders and education experts created the Dunbar Learning Complex with the goal of permanently changing the path of children living in poverty. It also shares the impact of those efforts on children and their parents two years later.

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Building Community Ownership in Neighborhood Revitalization

This report summarizes the information exchange during a meeting of Making Connections site members from Atlanta, Louisville, Oakland and San Diego when these teams came together to exchange information, experience, and ideas about community ownership in neighborhood revitalization projects.

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Building a Stronger Regional Safety Net

Philanthropy's Role

This analysis combines an original data set of foundation grants for social services with interviews that assess the role of foundations in supporting the suburban social safety net in the Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Detroit regions.

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The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

This 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information on the conditions of America’s children and families. The 2009 Data Book essay calls for improvements to the nation’s ability to design and evaluate programs aimed at the needs of children and families living in poverty.

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Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

This report examines the complex personal and social backdrop for girls in the delinquency system and looks at how girls are tracked at various key points in the juvenile justice process. By mapping how girls end up in the system, this report provides recommendations for gender-responsive detention reform.

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Walking the Plain Talk

Protecting Sexually Active Teens in Atlanta, New Orleans and San Diego

Plain Talk is a teen pregnancy prevention program targeting low-income communities that the Case Foundation incubated. 

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