Policies Threaten Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

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Many of the nation's 18 million children who are in immigrant families were being threatened with separation from their parents, denial of access to basic services and dangerously rising levels of stress resulting from fears that any knock at the front door could result in a horrible, life-changing experience.

May 18, 2018

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Making Public Systems Work Better for Immigrant Families

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A new report from the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare offers comprehensive research and data on what happens when children in immigrant families interact with child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the United States — and makes recommendations for how those systems can more effectively respond.

April 27, 2018

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Momentum Builds to End Youth Homelessness in Maryland

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After months of community organizing and meetings with legislators, advocates from Youth Empowered Society, a Casey grantee, are celebrating a big win: The Maryland General Assembly’s passage of the Ending Youth Homelessness Act of 2018.

April 17, 2018

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Casey-Funded Report Documents the Criminalization of Poverty

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In Maryland, state and local policies place financial burdens on those who can least afford it. It’s a system that causes unnecessary arrests, criminal charges and the imprisonment of poor people, according to a new Casey-funded study and report. 

March 5, 2018

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Report: Youth in Foster Care Need Family, Not Just Skills for Independence

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A new report, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tells what states and child welfare agencies can do to help teens thrive upon leaving foster care. It describes the beneficial role that a supportive adult can play — and places the need for family on par with a young person’s developmental and practical needs.

March 5, 2018

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