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Jabari: Reaching His Full Potential

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“Growing up, my dream was to be a vet,” recalls Jabari. “As I got older, life happened. There were trials and tribulations, and I got off track from that dream. Learn how an evidence-based program helped this young man pivot and reach his potential.

Posted September 19, 2017

Casey Helps Students Get Frontline Experience Working in Juvenile Justice Policy and Advocacy

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This summer, thanks to a program supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Florida interned with national juvenile justice policy and advocacy organizations. All five students who completed the program worked on the frontlines — and on the national stage — in the fields of juvenile justice advocacy and reform.     

Posted September 11, 2017

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,