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.
Investing in Innovation reflects on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with Family Economic Success - Early Childhood Education — a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty. The report shares valuable lessons and advice for funders who may be interested in supporting this field of work.
Healthy attachments with caregivers enable children to develop a positive sense of self and explore and participate in the world around them. ARC Reflections, a free training curriculum for foster parents and kin caregivers, helps adults build these vital healthy attachments with kids in their care.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation lays out its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious offending.
This report, designed to aid funders, shares lessons and recommendations that are based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s experience with a two-generation initiative aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty.
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.