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.
Meet Grace Hamlin, the founder of W-Underdogs and a Community Investment Fund grant recipient. In this post, Hamlin describes how the grant helped support her work rescuing neglected animals while also building leadership and advocacy skills in local children and youth.
First, the Annie E. Casey Foundation created Embracing Equity, a seven-step guide focused on helping organizations advance race equity. Now, in partnership with race equity experts, the Foundation has produced a new set of resources aimed at helping social-sector organizations navigate every step of this seven-part journey.
Many young people — especially those who’ve experienced systems of care and homelessness — have missed out on opportunities to earn, spend and save their own money or even receive guidance on financial decisions. Filling this information and experience gap is a key component of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative.