Missouri

On the Ground in Missouri

Children and Family Fellowship

A prestigious leadership program for outstanding executives from sectors working to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Child Welfare Strategy Group

Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.

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. 

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 Missouri

The Missouri Model

Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders

Report

Kid “jails” are routinely found to be unsafe, unhealthy and unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Not in Missouri. 

January 1, 2010

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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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Missouri County Maps Youth Programs

Members of Johnson County, Missouri, JDAI are "mapping" available youth programs in an effort to evaluate their system's strengths and deficiencies. 

December 17, 2012

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An Integrated Approach to Fostering Family Economic Success

How Three Model Sites are Implementing the Center for Working Families Approach

Report

This report presents insights into three successful  programs showing how they have adopted the CWF approach in response to different local circumstances and opportunities. 

January 10, 2010

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