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.
A new webinar explores how to approach three important considerations in financing prevention services under the Family First Prevention Services Act. It is the latest session in a series focused on implementing evidence-based practices in child welfare.
Engaging young people emerging from foster care to help shape practice and policy is a key approach of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But does it work? A team of researchers from Washington State University set out to answer this question.
This report examines how the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative approaches youth engagement. It draws on more than 100 survey and interview responses across four sites to explore what authentically engaging youth looks like and how it benefits youth. It also shares recommendations for expanding the practice.