Wisconsin

On the Ground in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin

Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

Blog Post

Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

June 20, 2011

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Overview: The JDAI Story

Building a Better Juvenile Detention System

Report

Th is publication provides an overview of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), a multi-million dollar, five year, five-site experiment designed to streamline and rationalize local juvenile detention systems.

January 1, 1999

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Planning for Juvenile Detention Reforms

A Structured Approach

Report

This planning approach is designed to help jurisdictions gain an accurate understanding of their own detention policies, practices and problems. Its structured planning model has been tested and refined at various sites over a five-year period, and it makes reference to a variety of solutions to juvenile detention problems.

February 1, 1999

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Many Strategies, One Goal: Empowering Residents

Believing resident involvement is critical to lasting community change, the Casey Foundation has employed a variety of strategies to engage residents in shaping solutions to local challenges and to connect them to each other and the resources they need.

May 1, 2007

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A Doctor When We Need One

Access to Healthcare in Wisconsin for Immigrant Children and Families

Report

From flu shots to school physicals, basic medical care is vital to growing up healthy. Yet, for immigrant families, the hurdles to health care can be steep. This policy brief is set in Wisconsin but packed with statistics, stories and solutions that cross all geographic boundaries. Its main message? We must do more to connect America’s immigrant families with quality, timely medical care — and here’s how.  

September 23, 2011

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A Work in Progress

Case Studies in Changing Local Workforce Development Systems

Report

This report evaluates the Jobs Initiative, Casey's six-city, eight-year effort to engage local institutions and stakeholders while identifying ways to improve workforce development services for disadvantaged job seekers. The ultimate goal was to find improved workforce development approaches and create large-scale, system-wide change.  

August 22, 2005

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