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Eight Strategies for Funding the Implementation of Child Welfare Programs

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Child welfare leaders have an enormous responsibility to ensure critical outcomes for children and families. With so much at stake, they need programs and practices that work. That’s why the Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a brief to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund, implement and sustain effective evidence-based programs.

Posted October 18, 2017

Rate of Kids Without Health Insurance Hits New Low

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The rate of children without health insurance fell from 8% in 2010 to a record low 4% in 2016. Despite this big-picture progress — one in which every major economic, racial and ethnic group saw child uninsured rates fall — disparities persist.

Posted October 17, 2017

Health Care for Every Child

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All children in the United States should have access to quality health care. Research indisputably shows children’s health is the foundation of their physical, intellectual and emotional development. The Casey Foundation urges policymakers to resist efforts to reverse health-care protections for children and families.

Posted October 16, 2017

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By the age of 20, Ja'Vaune Jackson had more than eight years of involvement with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. And, during these times, he had ideas about how to make the system better. Today, as a member of the Youth Advisory Board, he's sharing his idea and lifting up other youth leaders in juvenile justice reform.

Posted October 16, 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,