On the Ground in Minnesota

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

JDAI is a site-based effort to reduce the use of juvenile detention — the holding of youth before adjudication — and increase more effective interventions. 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 Minnesota

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More Children Growing Up in Rented Homes

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.

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Intersecting Worlds

Promoting Affordable Care Act Enrollment Through Community Tax-Preparation Programs

This report — tailor-made for the Affordable Care Act era — tells how four tax-preparation programs are breaking the mold and tackling the world of health care enrollment. Readers will learn the challenges and opportunities associated with such a move, which has the potential to help millions of low-income Americans take a critical first step toward a healthier future.  

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