Maine

On the Ground in Maine

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood.

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 Maine

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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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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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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Fixing a Broken System

Transforming Maine's Child Welfare system

Report

Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the Maine Office of Child and Family Services to drastically refocus their child welfare practice. The result: A reformed system that was more child-centered and outcomes-driven. Also included are data on key improvements, such as a 77% drop in residential placements and a 28% increase in kin placements over five years.

January 1, 2009

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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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