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Southern Lawmakers Learn What Works in Juvenile Justice Reform

Lawmakers from eight southern states learned more about promising practices in juvenile justice during a recent gathering led by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and sponsored by the Casey Foundation.

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Youth-serving systems from education to child welfare are ill-equipped to support adolescents for success as adults, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Annie E. Casey Foundation and seven other partners supported the report, which highlights an extensive body of research on adolescent brain development.

Preparing Young People in Foster Care for Success

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Using Science to Improve Child Welfare Practice

With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure young people feel supported and prepared as they navigate the road into adulthood. This guide tells you how.

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How the Economy Wins When Young People Are Prepared

In Future Savings, readers learn about the societal costs of failiing to prepare young people in foster care for succees. It also highlights strategies that can help these youth and the nation's economy.

Young people from foster care tend to lag behind their peers in adulthood.

Data on Young People in Foster Care

"Fostering Youth Transitions" provides first-of-its-kind data to better understand the lives of young people who have experienced foster care.