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Select Adoption Statistics for Kids in Foster Care

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In 2015, nearly 112,000 kids in foster care were waiting to be adopted — and another 53,500 kids in care were adopted into a family. The KIDS COUNT Data Center shares select statistics on both groups.  

Posted May 16, 2017

Integrated Data Is Key to “Pay for Success”


This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how local jurisdictions can invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) to improve policies, programs and practice. This case study presents a public-private partnership in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, using an IDS to design, finance and evaluate a program to help homeless mothers reunite more quickly with their children placed in foster care. 

Posted April 25, 2017

Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes


This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses the improved outcomes for children in foster care being created by the states of Wisconsin and Washington through the strategic use of integrated data from their child-focused systems: child welfare, child support enforcement and Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).

Posted April 25, 2017

Jobs and Race


Launched in 1995, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jobs Initiative aimed to boost employment options for young Americans living in low-income communities in six cities. This report looks at how the initiative’s participating sites approached hiring and retention inequities related to race and ethnicity. Readers will learn the successes and challenges of their efforts to address cultural competence and what strategies the sites developed to expand opportunities for job seekers and workers of color.  

Posted April 17, 2017

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