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.
Many of the nation's 18 million children who are in immigrant families were being threatened with separation from their parents, denial of access to basic services and dangerously rising levels of stress resulting from fears that any knock at the front door could result in a horrible, life-changing experience.
Growing up is hard. Growing up in foster care is even harder. A handout from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Healing Comes First, leverages what we know about adolescent brain development to help young people in foster care move from trauma to resilience.
On June 21, the Annie E. Casey and William T. Grant foundations are hosting a special webinar devoted to helping child welfare leaders understand how the Family First Prevention Services Act can impact and enhance their work with children and families.
This report focuses on the benefits and challenges of building an integrated data system to support two-generation programming. It outlines field-tested strategies for tracking and sharing data on children and parents, with an end goal of enabling organizations to gain a fuller, sharper picture of the families they serve.