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Iowa and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
According to the
2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Iowa ranked ninth among the 50 states in overall child well-being.
On the Ground in Iowa
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.
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative's work to help young people make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood is supported by a network of co-investors.
Learn about Up, Up, and Attend — the super-hero themed attendance awareness campaign that is being used in Grade-Level Reading (GLR) communities throughout the United States.
Recent data show that the rate of homeownership is dropping in the U.S., which can prevent families from building assests and moving toward financial security.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation announced the 2012 JDAI Fundamentals Training Team.
The introduction of JDAI in Iowa has resulted in the most dramatic detention reductions the state has seen in 20 years.
Clearing the Financial Barriers to Student Success, Case Studies
These case studies show how the Center for Working Families helped low-income students in 5 Community College programs complete their degrees.
Outcomes at Age 26
This report, a product of the Midwest Study, analyzes how former foster care youth are faring at age 26. It reviews survey results on a wide range of issues — everything from employment records and academic experiences to family relationships and pregnancy rates.
A reflection on the service of Casey's former president and CEO, Doug Nelson, and his KIDS COUNT legacy.
This report is a series of 50 state-specific papers providing information about the status of immigrant families in each state.
Weighing the Costs to Government Against the Benefits to Youth
This report offers policymakers a clear and compelling case for supporting foster care youth beyond age 18. It analyzes the outcomes of former foster care kids in 3 states to estimate the costs — and lifelong benefits — of extending the foster care finish line in America.
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