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Indiana and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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202, Indiana ranked 28th among the 50 states in overall child well-being. 2 KIDS COUNT Data Book
On the Ground in Indiana
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.
Building on the success of Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in detention reform, we are intensifying efforts to reduce the number of youth placed into correctional institutions and other residential facilities.
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 Works Wonders model equips youth who have experienced foster care with career opportunities and connections.
The Casey Foundation has selected four cities for Generation Work. Read how they will improve employment outcomes for young adults of color.
Learn how organizations can implement positive youth development programs to position young people to succeed in the job market.
A new study focuses on youth experiences in Generation Work and reinforces the benefits of creating environments where young people can advance their skills while cultivating connections to school, family, work and community.
Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being has expanded its reach to include child welfare jurisdictions in 22 states that stretch from coast to coast and a sovereign tribal nation. Learn more about this effort.
A new report funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores how workforce development organizations are creating quality work-based learning opportunities for young adults.
Social enterprises are mission-driven businesses that generate income for a variety of causes, including health, economic and environmental issues. As an example, the Casey Foundation supports social enterprises aimed at helping individuals enter or return to the workforce.
During the pandemic and economic downturn, workforce programs are shifting strategies to ensure young people are gaining the skills needed to obtain employment and build career paths. Read examples from local providers.
A comprehensive approach to economic opportunity
This report discusses the evolution and impact of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families framework, which is an integrated service delivery approach designed to help low-income families achieve financial security.
A new report delves into the evolution and efficacy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families framework. The approach, introduced by Casey in 2004, aimed to help low-income families to achieve greater financial security by intentionally integrating three core services areas: 1) workforce development and employment services; 2) income and work supports; and 3) financial literacy education and coaching.
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