This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
Establishing systems that allow state child welfare and educational agencies to share critical data about children is no small task. A new guide outlines areas of collaboration critical to integrating data to improve the lives of vulnerable children.
Young people in trouble with the law need guidance, education and a support network to get back on track, not incarceration in adult-like prisons. A new video tells the story of a young man and two caring adults in his support network who connected him with the opportunities he needed.
Team decision making is a departure from traditional child welfare practice. It brings together parents, family, community members and others to assess the situation and determine how best to keep the child safe.
The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals from communities interested in implementing Evidence2Success, a framework that brings public system and resident leaders together to improve child well-being. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. ET on August 4, 2017.