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.
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.
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.
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
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.