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APA Reinforces Casey’s Vision for Juvenile Probation Transformation

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A new article featured in an APA journal reinforces the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s call for transforming juvenile probation and highlights two jurisdictions that have made large-scale changes to juvenile probation in line with Casey’s vision.

Posted October 8, 2019

Step-by-Step Guide on Using Equity Principles in Social Science Research

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How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research is a  working paper that suggests how researchers can do more to achieve equitable outcomes.

How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research is a  working paper from Child Trends, published with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that suggests how researchers can do more to achieve equitable outcomes for children, families and communities.

Posted October 6, 2019

Santa Cruz Probation Collaboration Reduces Group Home Placements for Latino Youth

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FUERTE supports Latino youth in staying connected to their communities during probation.

In Santa Cruz County, California, Latino youth on probation experienced worse outcomes and higher rates of confinement when compared to their white peers. To address this disparity, the county probation department partnered with a community-based nonprofit to launch a family focused, culturally informed program called FUERTE. And it’s working. 

Posted October 3, 2019

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,