Annie E Casey


JDAI Juvenile Detention Facility Standards

This instrument is designed to facilitate a site assessment of a juvenile detention facility and does not cover every aspect of proper juvenile facility functioning. Any omission of an area of facility functioning does not reflect a judgment about the importance of that area.


The 2014 Kids Count Data Book

An annual publication that assesses the state of child health and well-being, the Kids Count Data Book looks at 16 indicators to rank states based in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.


The Many Faces of Federal Child Welfare Reform

The field of child welfare is brimming with policy proposals and legislation that could dramatically change the way the federal government invests in foster care and families on the brink. What’s more, some appear to have bipartisan support or the potential for it.


Grantmakers Call on Feds to Fund Better, but Time-Limited, Foster Care

Two major foundations called today for a restructuring of federal child welfare funds aimed at improving foster and kinship care, limiting the amount of time that federal funds can be spent on them for any one youth, and ending certain federal spending on group care.


Annie E. Casey Pres. Patrick McCarthy discusses Kids Count

On June 24th, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its Kids Count Data Book, which tracks national and state data on key indicators of children’s well being. Over the past 24 years Kid’s Count and its revelations about the economic well being of families, education, health and the communities where children live have been followed by a mushrooming of media attention.


Proposed Budget Cuts in California Squeeze Kinship Care

By Stephanie Ludwig With the budget agreement nearly on the table, the proposed California budget cuts will put even more pressure on grandparents and other relatives who are caring for children that would otherwise be placed in the foster care system.