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Supporting De’Jon With Opportunities to Reach His Potential


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.

Posted May 24, 2017

Team Decision Making: A Better Way To Assess Child Safety

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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.

Posted May 24, 2017

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

Casey Seeks New Partners for its Evidence2Success Framework

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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.

Posted May 15, 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,