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Current Strategies

Child Welfare

Ensuring that children who have been abused or neglected grow up in families and get the help they need to heal, build lasting family relationships and reach their full potential.

Juvenile Justice

Improving the outcomes of youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system by eliminating the inappropriate use of secure confinement and out-of-home placement.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

JDAI is a network of juvenile justice practitioners and other system stakeholders across the country working to build a better and more equitable youth justice system. Learn more about what happens in a juvenile detention center and the importance of juvenile detention alternatives now!

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Reducing Youth Incarceration

Learn about jurisdiction-level reform and efforts to reduce the number of youth placed into correctional institutions and other residential facilities.

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KIDS COUNT provides legislators, public officials and child advocates with reliable data, policy recommendations and tools to advance policies that benefit children.


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

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KIDS COUNT Data Center and Data Book

Our signature resources tracking the well-being of children over time and across states in order to provide high-quality, unbiased information and encourage action on behalf of kids and families. 

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Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

Work, Education and Income

Investments aimed at linking individuals disconnected from the workforce or school to opportunities for jobs, education and achieving the American Dream.

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Financial Well-Being

Strategies to help individuals and families build financial assets and become adept at managing their money responsibly.

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Community Change

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is improving the neighborhoods where young people and their families live by promoting access to high-quality schools, affordable homes and good jobs. Read about our work here.

Civic Sites

Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.

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Public systems, schools and communities guiding public investment toward evidence-based programs that improve the growth and development of children and young people.

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Evidence-Based Practice

Using rigorously-evaluated evidence-based programs to promote child well-being, the resources from the Annie E. Casey Foundation lay the blueprints for healthy youth development.

Leadership Development

Developing the strongest, most diverse talent and equipping leaders to achieve better results so kids, families and communities thrive.

Children and Family Fellowship

Annie E. Casey Foundation's Children And Family Fellowship is a prestigious leadership program for outstanding executives who can steer and influence organizations serving children and families. Learn more here.

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Results Count

Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.

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Research and Policy

Improving the lives of millions of children by producing evidence on which ideas and programs work and by advancing sound policy reforms.

Research and Evaluation

Strengthening the field's understanding of what works for kids and families by expanding the use of sound research and effective program evaluations.

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Equity and Inclusion

Employing data-driven, targeted strategies, programs and resources focused on those children, families and communities who need them most.

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