Annie E. Casey Foundation


Study Shows Link Between Federal Support and Improved Outcomes After Foster Care

Although states across the country now offer federally funded housing, job training and educational opportunities for foster youth after age 18, a new report reveals that stable housing, supportive family and social connections and access to college “remain beyond reach for too many young people with foster care experience.” 

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New Hampshire Child Welfare Leader to Join Annie E. Casey Foundation

Joe Ribsam, head of New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families, will depart June 1 to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health


Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health

The new KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that young Americans faced significant mental health challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Would Help States Track Down Missing Foster Children


Stimulus Aid for Former Foster Youth Isn’t Reaching Most Eligible Kentuckians

A federal stimulus package that was meant to provide aid to current and former foster youth is not reaching many Kentuckians who may need it.

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Prevent Child Abuse America Offers Grants to Tackle Racial Disparity


Prevent Child Abuse America Offers Grants to Tackle Racial Disparity

Prevent Child Abuse America is offering nonprofits with a history of serving Black, Latino and Indigenous families grants of up to $150,000.

Juvenile justice expert David Roush on juvenile detention reform.


The ‘Gold Standard’ of Juvenile Detention Reform Shows There’s Still Work to be Done

Racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile detention are not unique to Cook County, but data validate the need for new approaches.

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    Juvenile Justice System Groups Picked for Training in Positive Youth Development

    A leading philanthropy this week announced the next group of organizations to receive training aimed at encouraging juvenile justice professionals to embrace and spread the principles of positive youth development. In the view of the reformers, frontline staff should be less concerned with sternly enforcing rules to keep kids in line and more about building on the strengths and assets that they and their families bring to the table.


    Some U.S. Probation Officials Want to ‘Blow Up’ Their Systems

    Pedestrians walking past the Kings County Family Court Building on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán
    The common image of a probation department is a bland government building where a stern man sits with a clipboard, tapping his watch, waiting for an accused person to show up and explain if they’ve complied with a stay-out-of-trouble plan.


    In Midst of Coronavirus, Let’s Redouble Our Efforts to End Incarceration for Girls

    As advocates for community-based alternatives to incarceration and policing, we’re pleased to see how Santa Clara County and some other jurisdictions are acting with surprising speed and resolve to reduce the populations in their juvenile justice facilities, especially for girls and gender expansive youth of color.