Are Adult Decisions Doing Kids Harm in the Juvenile Justice System?

Blog Post

The Foundation has produced a brief video to highlight how adult decision makers in the juvenile justice system, looking to address and rehabilitate counterproductive actions in young people, ironically make decisions that instead damage young lives and open the door to youth becoming a greater threat to public safety.

February 9, 2015

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From Foster Home to Homeless

Strategies to Prevent Homelessness for Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Brief

In America, too many youth are getting too old for foster care and falling into homelessness. This brief, a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, analyzes what we’re getting wrong — and how we can fix our patchwork system of supports. Even more, it offers fresh ideas on how we can keep this vulnerable demographic off the streets and striding toward adulthood on solid, stable ground.  

June 13, 2014

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Getting Started

Brief

Thanks to the Fostering Connections Act, states have an unprecedented opportunity to expand foster care support beyond the age of 18. This brief helps leaders navigate the new law, design effective programs for young adults and estimate the fiscal impact of extending their state’s foster care finish line.

August 11, 2013

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Foster Care to 21: Doing it Right

Brief

This issue brief outlines critical questions and policy moves for states to consider when extending foster care to age 21. It champions comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate programs that offer youth the priceless opportunity to have more time, support and space to grow into successful adults.   

April 19, 2011

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Housing Options for Young Adults

Brief

This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

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Aging Out of Foster Care in America

Infographic

This two-page infographic highlights the steep consequences of stopping foster care at 18 and offers a promising solution: extend high-quality, developmentally-appropriate services to age 21. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for youth who are exiting foster care and entering adulthood. 

April 19, 2013

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Peer Influence on Sexual Behavior

What We Know About African American Teens

Report

Researchers are studying the bond between peers to better understand sexual behavior in black teens. This report reviews what we know — and all that we still don’t know — about the intersection of black youth, their friends and sex.

December 13, 2002

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Foundation President’s Statement on Freddie Gray Death

Blog Post

Following the death of Baltimore's Freddie Gray and community reaction, Patrick McCarthy, the Foundation's president & CEO, pledges to work with the city's youth, community leaders and nonprofits to better connect young people and their families to opportunity. 

April 28, 2015

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