Rhode Island

On the Ground in Rhode Island

The Casey Foundation's Children and Family Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity.

Children and Family Fellowship

Annie E. Casey Foundation's Children And Family Fellowship is a prestigious leadership program for outstanding executives who can steer and influence organizations serving children and families. Learn more here.


Public systems, schools and communities guiding public investment toward evidence-based programs that improve the growth and development of children and young people.

Child Welfare Strategy Group

Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.

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!


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 Rhode Island

Faith in Communities

The Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks to help faith-based organizations, such as the Providence In-town Churches Association Food Pantry, improve and expand how they serve community members in need.

July 18, 2011

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Casey Family Services

Casey Family Services, a Foundation-sponsored private agency, provided child welfare services in New England and Baltimore. During its 36-year history, the agency developed the Lifelong Families practice model to connect children in foster care to enduring families. The Foundation continues to make available its research, videos, publications and other  information related to foster care.

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The Road to Success

Summary of Life-Skills Activities and Principles

 This paper reviews the many programs and activities offered to increase and enhance the life skills of youth in care.

January 1, 2006

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Using Local Data to Explore the Experiences and Needs of Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Urban Institute partnered with organizations in Chicago, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Providence, Rhode Island to merge local and state level criminal justice and human services data to learn about children of incarcerated parents in their localities. This report presents findings from the three sites and a discussion of the possibilities and difficulties involved in merging and analyzing administrative data on this population.

May 1, 2008

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New Report Captures Local Perspectives on Making Connections

Local Voices: On-the-Ground Perspectives on Driving Community Change in the Making Connections Sites is a new report, produced in partnership with Community Science, that examines the contributions of Casey’s signature community change initiative, Making Connections, in building community capacities and achieving local results.

August 19, 2014

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