Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.
In this report the reader gets an overview of how the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative created jobs and contracting work for low-income people of color, women and local Baltimore businesses during a huge community redevelopment project. The report includes lessons learned about incorporating the strategies of economic inclusion into community development, which places the East Baltimore initiative’s efforts within a national context.
The Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS) program in King County, Washington offers respite care and services for youth and families involved in domestic violence crises. It launched in 2016 thanks to leadership from the county prosecutor’s office and a collaboration among city and county agencies. Juvenile Court Services Manager Paul Daniels answers some key questions about FIRS’ design.
Prosecutors in King County, Washington, led the charge to change the handling of juvenile domestic violence cases involving family members. Hence, the launch of Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS), a domestic violence diversion program providing services for families in crisis and offering respite care for charged youth.
During a webinar on July 6, the Casey Foundation released a new brief that examines how seven sites across the country are evolving, at an operational level, to address parent and child needs at the same time.
Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care is a powerful new training curriculum designed to enhance foster parents’ understanding of how trauma affects children’s behavior. It's available for any agency to download and implement for free.
Established four years ago, the Casey Foundation’s Expanding Evidence portfolio aims to strengthen the capacity of emerging programs for families of color. Future Foundation in Atlanta is a prime example.