Massachusetts

On the Ground in Massachusetts

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. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

Lessons From Massachusetts

Casey Family Services

Past Strategy

Casey Family Services, a Foundation-sponsored private agency, provided child welfare services in New England and Baltimore. During its 36-year history, the agency developed the Lifelong Families practice model to connect children in foster care to enduring families. The Foundation continues to make available its research, videos, publications and other  information related to foster care.

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The Road to Success

Summary of Life-Skills Activities and Principles

Report

 This paper reviews the many programs and activities offered to increase and enhance the life skills of youth in care.

January 1, 2006

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Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

Report

This report examines the complex personal and social backdrop for girls in the delinquency system and looks at how girls are tracked at various key points in the juvenile justice process. By mapping how girls end up in the system, this report provides recommendations for gender-responsive detention reform.

January 1, 2005

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A Family for Every Child

Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth

Report

Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.

January 1, 2005

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Foundation Announces New Human Services Frontline Practice Strategy

News Release

In order to shift to a grantmaking strategy that will help hundreds of foster care and other nonprofit human services agencies adopt innovative, proven approaches to improve child welfare practices, the Annie E. Casey Foundation will discontinue providing direct services through Casey Family Services.

June 26, 2012

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A New Way To Give It Away

How a small grants program has engaged residents and achieved quick successes in Boston

Report

This report by The Diarist Project for the Casey Foundation documents lessons learned from use of flexible small grant funds to help engage residents in community change efforts during the early stages of the Making Connections initiative. 

February 1, 2006

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