Minnesota and the Annie E. Casey Foundation

According to the 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Minnesota ranked third among the 50 states in overall child well-being.


On the Ground in Minnesota

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Reducing Youth Incarceration

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.

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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.

Lessons From Minnesota