Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

Policy Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

March 1, 2012

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Stepping Up for Kids

What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families

Policy Report

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. It includes the latest data for states, the District of Columbia, and the nation, as well as a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families.

January 1, 2012

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8, 

December 2, 2013

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Creating Opportunity for Families

A Two-Generation Approach

Report

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Family: A Two-Generation Approach describes the Foundation’s two-generation approach, which calls for connecting families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty, and recommends ways to help equip families with what they need to thrive.

November 12, 2014

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A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform

2008 KIDS COUNT Essay

Report

This KIDS COUNT essay report summarizes six key challenges and opportunities for reforming the juvenile justice system in the U.S. for the benefit of youth, families and communities.

December 30, 2008

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A Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

Report

The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence. But while states spend heavily on corrections, few resources exist to support those left behind. A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience.

April 18, 2016

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The Dental Safety Net in Rhode Island

Special Report: May 2011

Report

This special report takes a second look at Rhode Island’s dental safety net. It shares new statistics, successes and challenges and outlines 15 recommendations aimed at helping the state’s dental safety net continue to evolve and thrive. 

May 14, 2011

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Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

March 29, 2014

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New Casey Report Recommends Policies to Help Millions of Children With Incarcerated Parents

News Release

More than 5.1 million U.S. kids have a parent who has served time. In a new report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended policy reforms that would help millions of children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.

April 25, 2016

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