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Economist Bill Emmons: It’s a Lot Tougher To Be Young These Days

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Economist Bill Emmons

William "Bill" Emmons, the lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks with the Casey Foundation about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.

Posted September 25, 2018

Fixing America’s Child Welfare System? There’s an App (and Software) for That

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Tristan Louis and Sixto Cancel

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton interviews two leaders whose organizations are leveraging technology in the human services space. The guests — Casebook PBC President and CEO Tristan Louis and Think of Us Founder and CEO Sixto Cancel — introduce their company’s innovations and discuss how these tools can improve the child welfare system.

Posted November 30, 2018

Departing Casey President and CEO Talks Change, Challenges and Lessons

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Patrick McCarthy talks about his legacy on CaseyCast

In a new podcast episode, the Casey Foundation's Lisa Hamilton interviews Patrick McCarthy as he retires as president and CEO about how the Foundation has changed during this career, what he’s learned along the way and why he has a lot of hope for the nation’s younger generations.

Posted December 19, 2018

Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

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Probation staff from Santa Cruz, California

In California’s Santa Cruz County, juvenile justice leaders found that young people on probation were not earning high school credits or graduating at the same rates as their general population peers. To learn more about the issue and how to address it, probation officials turned to the Plan-Do-Study-Act method — a keystone of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Results Count™ leadership development approach.

Posted February 11, 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,