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This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
The research organization Child Trends has launched an online resource offering science-based definitions for terms and concepts related to adolescent development.
Offering incentives beats traditional supervision in encouraging positive behavior change among youth on probation, according to a new study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Team Decision Making (TDM) — a collaborative approach to child safety — has reached an important milestone: It is now included in the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, a searchable database that practitioners use to find programs and practices that have been proven to work.
This one-page resource, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation during the coronavirus pandemic, offers helpful tips for young parents who are raising families at a stressful time.
Children and Family Futures will host a webinar,
Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act, at 2 p.m. on March 31, 2020. Register for the webinar.
Webinar highlights how juvenile justice advocates can use the Family First Act in their work for youth and families. Watch the webinar.
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The KIDS COUNT Data Book
See a detailed picture of how U.S. kids are faring. We rank states on overall child well-being, economic well-being, education, health and family and community factors.
What We Know
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.
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.
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.
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.
Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.
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,