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To Be Effective Advocates, Young People Need Support

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Daniel Mendoza, a founding member of Casey’s Youth Advisory Council, shares his perspective on what young people with system experience need to get involved — and stay involved — in advocacy work.  

Posted December 5, 2017

Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

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The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Posted December 4, 2017

The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Report

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

Posted December 4, 2017

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

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,