Louisiana

On the Ground in Louisiana

Leadership Development

Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.

Reducing Youth Incarceration

A jurisdiction-level reform effort to reduce the number of youth in correctional facilities and other out-of-home placements.

KIDS COUNT Network

A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Lessons From Louisiana

Reducing Congregate Care: Worth the Fight

Blog Post

Read about how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to support interventions that reduce congregate care from its current level of 16% of all foster care placements nationally to about 5 to 10% in the next five years and to move those children as quickly as possible toward lifelong family connections and permanent homes.

April 4, 2012

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Rightsizing Congregate Care

A Powerful First Step in Transforming Child Welfare Systems

Report

This report illustrates how the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with New York City, Louisiana, Maine and Virginia to identify five levers of change, reduce the use of congregate care and improve other performance indicators. The report also includes data on key improvements in each jurisdiction.

January 1, 2009

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Walking the Plain Talk

Protecting Sexually Active Teens in Atlanta, New Orleans and San Diego

Report

Plain Talk is a teen pregnancy prevention program targeting low-income communities that the Case Foundation incubated. 

June 12, 2000

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Blog Post

First Convening of Deep End Local Pilot Sites Held

Reducing the number of youth in correctional institutions and out-of-home placements is key to reforming the juvenile justice system. The Foundation has selected six local sites – Bernalillo County, N.M.; Jefferson Parish, La.; Lucas County, Ohio; Marion County, Ind.; the city of St. Louis, Mo.; and Washoe County, N.V. – to pilot strategies to safely reduce commitments and other out-of-home placements following delinquency adjudication.

September 9, 2013

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