Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

A Guide to Juvenile Detention Reform #11

Practice Guide

This guide highlights a wide range of best practices – everything from big picture improvements to frontline fixes – that juvenile justice facilities can implement to advance the safety and well-being of a particularly vulnerable population: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  youth.                                                                                                                                             It is the eleventh installment in a series devoted to the Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). A multi-year, multi-site project, JDAI aims to reduce reliance on secure confinement while championing more efficient and effective detention alternatives.    

September 28, 2015

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Reporting on Race in the 21st Century

Report

This report is packed with recommendations on how newsrooms and journalists can dig deeper — and report more responsibly — when covering racial disparities in America. It summarizes views shared at a forum on journalism, race and society that took place during The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change.   

August 1, 2015

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Trauma Informed Community Building Evaluation Infographic

A Formative Evaluation of the TICB Model and Its Implementation in Potrero Hill

Infographic

This infographic illustrates the community-building principles and activities implemented as part of the Trauma Informed Community Building model in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, Calif. 

July 20, 2015

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Trauma Informed Community Building Evaluation

A Formative Evaluation of the TICB Model and its Implementation in Potrero Hill

Report

This evaluation examines the implications and impact of the Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) model implemented in Potrero Hill communities as part of San Fransicso's HOPE SF initiative. The project is the nation’s first large-scale public housing revitalization project to acknowledge resident trauma and the role it plays during wide-scale community change efforts. 

July 20, 2015

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Changing the Odds

The Race for Results in Atlanta

Report

This report examines Atlanta through its 25 neighborhood planning units and highlights how place and race present persistent barriers that keep kids, particularly those of color, from reaching their full potential.

June 24, 2015

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures — and loving families — for some of our country’s most vulnerable children. View the list of KIDS COUNT Outreach Partners, a network of organizations who help to promote KIDS COUNT data and its policy recommendations.

May 19, 2015

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Becoming Adults, Executive Summary

One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation

Report

This report presents MDRC’s evaluation of the Transitional Living program located in Tennessee and operated by Youth Villages.

May 10, 2015

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