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Evaluation of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s On the Frontline Initiative


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.

Posted May 20, 2019

Team Decision Making: Key Resources for Assessing Child Risk and Safety

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A parent and child participate in a Team Decision Making meeting with child welfare officials.

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.

Posted May 20, 2019

Listening to Black Women and Girls


Listening to Black Women and Girls report cover

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. 

Posted May 15, 2019

The Color of Justice


The Color of Justice report cover

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.

Posted May 15, 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,