Advancing Two-Generation Approaches

Developing an Infrastructure to Address Parent and Child Needs Together

Brief

This brief examines how seven sites across the country are evolving, at an operational level, to better support two-generation approaches. This is the second installment in a series that explores the common challenges organizations face when addressing the needs of children and parents at the same time.

July 6, 2017

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Considering Culture

Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color

Report

This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color.  Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series.   

April 25, 2017

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Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Case Management and Develop Predictive Modeling Tools

How a county and a state are using IDS data and predictive modeling to help case managers identify the most-at-risk families and individuals and improve child welfare and health care outcomes

Brief

This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses how Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Washington state each used an IDS to develop predictive modeling tools that expedited services and saved taxpayer dollars. These tools helped frontline caseworkers prioritize services for the child welfare and Medicare and Medicaid caseloads. The series highlights the value of developing IDS in local jurisdictions, describes the innovative uses of IDS data, how it shapes decision-making on the ground and how it improves outcomes for vulnerable children, families and adults.

April 25, 2017

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Integrated Data Is Key to “Pay for Success”

How a county government uses integrated data to improve services for homeless mothers and their children and implement a pioneering public-private funding partnership

Brief

This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how local jurisdictions can invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) to improve policies, programs and practice. This case study presents a public-private partnership in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, using an IDS to design, finance and evaluate a program to help homeless mothers reunite more quickly with their children placed in foster care. 

April 25, 2017

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Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

How two states are working to improve outcomes for children in foster care through the strategic use of integrated data

Brief

This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses the improved outcomes for children in foster care being created by the states of Wisconsin and Washington through the strategic use of integrated data from their child-focused systems: child welfare, child support enforcement and Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).

April 25, 2017

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Using Integrated Data Systems to Strengthen Collective Impact in Out-Of-School Programs

How nonprofit organizations in two localities use IDS data to improve their enrollees’ school performance and strengthen collective impact

Brief

This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief presents out-of-school collective impact initiatives in North Carolina and Texas and their use of data from a local IDS to improve educational outcomes for their enrollees and allocate resources more effectively.   

April 25, 2017

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Jobs and Race

Addressing Race and Cultural Competence in the Jobs Initiative

Report

Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.  

April 17, 2017

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JDAI at 25

Insights From the Annual Results Reports

Report

This results report draws on eight years of data from Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. It tells how participating sites have achieved significant and — in many cases — long-lasting reductions in rates of juvenile incarceration and juvenile crime.

April 17, 2017

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Forging Partnerships With Law Enforcement

Executive Summary

Practice Guide

This resource-packed playbook shares examples and advice aimed at helping Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites forge effective partnerships with law enforcement agencies on a number of fronts — from detention screenings to trainings on adolescent development. The goal? Reduce the use of unnecessary detention while improving public safety outcomes at the same time.

April 17, 2017

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