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 journal article recently published in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice reported promising results in JDAI® sites participating in an effort to reduce the placement of young people in residential institutions.
For children and families of historically underrepresented communities, evidence-based programs that draw on cultural roots offer the greatest opportunities for success. This realization informs the work of Little Holy One, a project that utilizes a culturally oriented approach to curtail youth substance abuse and suicide at Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation.
In this episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton chats with economist Arthur Brooks about what kids, families and communities need to flourish. Their conversation covers — among other topics — the benefits of engaging marginalized populations, the need to rethink the proverbial pursuit of happiness, and the merits of detoxing from national politics.
A new report delves into the evolution and efficacy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families framework. The approach, introduced by Casey in 2004, aimed to help low-income families to achieve greater financial security by intentionally integrating three core services areas: 1) workforce development and employment services; 2) income and work supports; and 3) financial literacy education and coaching.
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.