On the Ground in Indiana

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

Learn about jurisdiction-level reform and efforts to reduce the number of youth placed into correctional institutions and other residential facilities.


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 Indiana

Closing the Achievement Gap

School, Community, Family Connections

This Casey investment snapshot shows how the education portfolio invested in community schools to build strong connections that support everyone’s success.

November 29, 2008

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Indiana Child Welfare

Improving Practice to Improve Outcomes

Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the State of Indiana to drastically refocus its child welfare practice. This case study outlines the reform efforts undertaken by Indiana with Casey's guidance, helping the state build one of the nation's stronger child welfare systems.

January 1, 2012

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A Family for Every Child

Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth

Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.

January 1, 2005

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Connecting Schools, Families & Communities

Stories and Results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Education Investments

Partnerships among schools, families, and community organizations can reconnect urban schools to their communities and improve results for young people and their families. This report provides an overview of Casey's investment philosophy and strategies, and its approach to defining and documenting grant-making results.

January 1, 2007

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Blog Post

First Convening of Deep End Local Pilot Sites Held

Reducing the number of youth in correctional institutions and out-of-home placements is key to reforming the juvenile justice system. The Foundation has selected six local sites – Bernalillo County, N.M.; Jefferson Parish, La.; Lucas County, Ohio; Marion County, Ind.; the city of St. Louis, Mo.; and Washoe County, N.V. – to pilot strategies to safely reduce commitments and other out-of-home placements following delinquency adjudication.

September 9, 2013

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Closing the Acheivement Gap

Strategic Funding Attracts Co-Investments

This report details how Casey’s initial charter school venture in Indianapolis, Indiana, led to a range of philanthropic and community investments in sustaining the charter school initiative. 

December 11, 2008

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