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Using Placement Analysis to Measure Child Welfare Costs

In this brief, child welfare leaders and agencies learn about an approach, called placement day analysis, that calculates the financial impact of diverting or shortening child welfare placements. Equipped with this information, decision makers can identify the right interventions and program changes to invest in moving forward.

Posted August 19, 2019

A Closer Look: The Generation Work Partnership in Indianapolis

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Helping connect young people to workforce and career opportunities in Indianapolis

This post focuses on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Generation Work™ partnership in Indianapolis. It is one installment in a broader series that explores how each partnership is working to position young people — especially youth and young adults of color and those from low-income communities — for workplace success.

Posted August 14, 2019

Helping Adult Learners Find Careers and Economic Opportunity

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Job training for adults who need support connecting to the workforce

While most jobs require some college or postsecondary training, nearly 23 million Americans older than age 25 lack a high school degree or equivalent credential. The good news? Career pathway programs — which combine adult learning and job training — can help.

Posted August 14, 2019

Reimagining Juvenile Justice Brings Professional Development to Frontline Staff

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A Reimagining Juvenile Justice training session with frontline staff

Teams from 15 sites have completed the Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Training Institute —and are ready to share what they’ve learned. The Institute helps juvenile probation staff and other juvenile justice professionals deliver the RJJ curriculum in their home communities.

Posted August 14, 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,