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.
Across the United States, 14.1 million kids are living in poverty, with nearly 45% — about 6.2 million in total — living in extreme poverty. Learn more facts and statistics on childhood poverty in America and child poverty rates here.
In a commentary for the journal Prevention Science, Casey's Cynthia Weaver and 3C Institute’s Melissa DeRosier share insights on uniting technology, program developers and community members to enhance data access for programs that are applying their interventions within large public systems.
On Feb. 5, the Casey Foundation will host a webinar featuring three prosecuting attorneys who are pursuing less adversarial and less punitive approaches to young people in the juvenile justice system. Register for the webinar today.
Children who have exited foster care are more likely to return to care if they are infants, in their early teen years or have experienced a group placement before reuniting with their families, according to a new study conducted by the Center for State Child Welfare Data and funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
This report examines the risks of children returning to foster care after discharge and seeks to help child welfare agencies identify kids who might benefit from evidence-based interventions available through the Family First Prevention Services Act.
New resources funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation offer insights on an approach to workforce development that seeks to strengthen young people’s executive skills — the cognitive abilities needed to set goals, develop plans and follow through on them.