This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
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.
Eleven charitable organizations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, have joined together to provide more than $3.3 million in support for the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative. Local programs that offer enriching summer experiences to Baltimore City children and youth can apply for this funding now.
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.
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.