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David Bornstein Talks Solutions Journalism

Casey’s Lisa Hamilton recently spoke to author and reporter David Bornstein about the rise of solutions journalism, how it can help hold institutions accountable and how it can enhance the work of media outlets across the country.

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Fixing America’s Foster Care System is Possible (Rafael López Talks How)

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Rafael López has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children, youth and families at all levels of government and in the nonprofit community. In his newest role as managing director of Accenture’s health and public services practice, López oversees the company’s North American strategy in the areas of child support, child welfare, public assistance and public health practices.

Prior to joining Accenture, López worked as the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has primary responsibility for the nation’s foster care system. He has also served as a senior advisor at the Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama administration, and as an associate director focused on leadership development for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Posted May 29, 2017

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How Can We Help Former Foster Youth Succeed? Ask Them.

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Samanthya Amann and Brittany Hunter are foster care alums and young fellows with the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. As fellows, both women advise Casey’s efforts to improve the lives of young people moving from foster care to adulthood.

This summer, Amann earned a graduate degree in public administration from Drake University in Iowa. Hunter is currently studying civil engineering at Arizona State University.

Posted November 23, 2016

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Liz Ryan is on a Mission to Close Youth Prisons

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Liz Ryan directs Youth First, a national campaign to end the incarceration of young people by closing youth prisons and investing instead in community-based alternatives. She also is the founder and former CEO of the Campaign for Youth Justice, which works to end the practice of handling youth in the adult criminal justice system.

Posted October 20, 2016

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