Giving Former Prisoners Positive Returns

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Read the story of Rodney Evans, a former addict who got his life back on track with help from Project RETURN, a support program for ex-prisoners. The Casey Foundation supports reentry work through programs, policies and practices that improve the employment prospects of former prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and improve outcomes for children and families affected by incarceration.

June 20, 2011

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Casey Works to Make Evidence-Based Practice the Norm

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Learn how the Annie E. Casey Foundation promotes greater use of evidence-based practice in child welfare, system reform, health, education, mental health, youth in transition, adolescent health and development and community building.

February 2, 2011

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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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Annual JDAI Conference Celebrates Success

The 19th JDAI Interstate Conference was held in April 2012 as a three-day event that included more that 40 workshops and also celebrated the initiative's past two decades of success.

May 9, 2013

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Latest Results Report Show Significant Site Progress

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Each year, JDAI sites send results reports to the Casey Foundation informing them of the progress and impact of detention reform in their jurisdictions. These results have shown that sites have continued to achieve significant reductions in the use detention while improving public safety and sending fewer youth to state facilities.

May 1, 2013

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Pierce County Illustrates Rewards of Digging Deeper Into Data to Reduce Bias

The Washington Supreme Court's newsletter, Full Court Press, reported on a presentation by Pierce County JDAI before the state Supreme Court. The meeting, attended by Superior Court judges and statewide juvenile justice leaders, was convened to look at bias and disproportionality in the juvenile justice system.

April 8, 2013

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