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.
On the Frontline aims to help caseworkers and their supervisors make better investigative decisions about protecting children and strengthening families. A new evaluation and report examine the experiences of child welfare agencies in two counties — one in Ohio and the other in Colorado — that began implementing the initiative in 2015.
On the Frontline, an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, aims to help caseworkers and their supervisors make better investigative decisions about protecting children and strengthening families. This evaluation examines the experiences of child welfare agencies in two counties — one in Ohio and the other in Colorado — that began implementing the initiative in 2015.
Team Decision Making, a promising approach that the Annie E. Casey Foundation developed and has tested for more than 20 years, helps child welfare agencies make informed decisions about whether to separate children from their parents. This post explores key Foundation resources on Team Decision Making.
This report, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shares insights and recommendations garnered from focus groups with black girls and women. The topic? Adultification bias—the perception that black girls are less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers of the same age. This publication follows a 2017 report by the same researchers, called Girlhood Interrupted, that examined the quantitative ramifications of adultification bias.
This report explores how psychology and America’s mental health system — including shortcomings in prevention, early intervention and treatment programs — contribute to the over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape.
Changing the Odds: Progress and Promise in Atlanta highlights innovative policies and approaches community leaders are using to ensure all residents can access the opportunities necessary for them to fully contribute to, and benefit from, the city’s growing economy.