On the Ground in Missouri

Children and Family Fellowship

A prestigious leadership program for outstanding executives from sectors working to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Child Welfare Strategy Group

Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.

Reducing Youth Incarceration

A jurisdiction-level reform effort to reduce the number of youth in correctional facilities and other out-of-home placements.


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.

Lessons From Missouri

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First Convening of Deep End Local Pilot Sites Held

Reducing the number of youth in correctional institutions and out-of-home placements is key to reforming the juvenile justice system. The Foundation has selected six local sites – Bernalillo County, N.M.; Jefferson Parish, La.; Lucas County, Ohio; Marion County, Ind.; the city of St. Louis, Mo.; and Washoe County, N.V. – to pilot strategies to safely reduce commitments and other out-of-home placements following delinquency adjudication.

September 9, 2013

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Missouri County Maps Youth Programs

Members of Johnson County, Missouri, JDAI are "mapping" available youth programs in an effort to evaluate their system's strengths and deficiencies. 

December 17, 2012

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Center for Working Families Cost Profile: MET Center

From Insight to Impact - Worldwide


This report uses two years of financial information from the MET Center in St. Louis to answer basic financial questions for organizations wanting to incorporate one type of Center for Working Families approach into their programs. 

July 13, 2009

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