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Oregon and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
According to the
2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Oregon ranked 26th among the 50 states in overall child well-being.
On the Ground in Oregon
Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.
® 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.
A new webinar explores how mental health and juvenile justice systems serve youth who need help managing their behavior with programs relevant to their cultural backgrounds.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation asked two young Oregonians who came of age in the system under Oregon's Measure 11 to reflect on the lasting negative effects they still face in their 20s. Click here to read the interview.
An analysis of 2013 data on the placements of children from birth through age 20 showed that the percentages living in group placements ranged from 4% to 35%.
Five states that have kept family placements high and group placements low.
Check out the vibrant murals created by youth at the Multnomah County (Portland), Oregon, Juvenile Detention Center in the spirit of love and forgiveness.
Christina McMahan has been appointed to direct the Juvenile Services Division of its Department of Community Justice. McMahan is a seasoned juvenile professional with a commitment to reform.
Innovations in Case Processing
This report tells how sites eliminated delays in case processing procedures to move juveniles into — and out of —detention more quickly. It shares lessons learned from Casey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.
Detention Reform Brief 3
This brief discusses the plight of racial minorities in the juvenile justice system and how JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative) made a difference at the time of this report.
Detention Reform Brief 1
The Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) describes how communities in its program have reduced wasteful spending on unnecessary jail time for kids.
Detention Reform Brief 2
This report gives insight into the success of detention alternatives when dealing with youth arrests.
System Transformation Through Juvenile Detention Reform
Beyond Detention is the 14th report in a series about a multiyear, multisite project conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Called the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), the project aimed to do just what its name suggests: Identify more effective, efficient alternatives to juvenile detention. This entry, written eight years after its series counterparts, highlights how three model sites moved beyond their core reform efforts — and a focus on detention — to make broader improvements in the juvenile justice system.
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