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Improving Foster Care for Young People of Color

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Improving foster care for young people of color

Social, systemic and structural barriers create disparate and disheartening outcomes for young people of color in foster care. Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative are pushing for better strategies and fairer outcomes.

Posted January 19, 2018

New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People

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A new report, New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People, provides a state-by-state look at youth served by workforce development boards that were justice-involved and offers recommendations to improve employment opportunities for these youth.

Posted January 9, 2018

The Number of Bilingual Kids in America Continues to Rise

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In 2016, 22% of children in the United States — slightly more than 12 million kids total — spoke a language other than English at home. This rate has risen 2%, by 1.2 million kids, in the last decade.

Posted January 9, 2018

Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

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This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the pivotal and powerful difference that a strong relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.

Posted January 8, 2018

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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,