This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
After exiting foster care, Tiffany struggled to care for her two twin boys. In this blog post, she reflects on her journey from hard times to a brighter future, courtesy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s LEAP program.
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.
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.
More than 100 researchers, evaluators, funders, providers and other experts gathered in Balitmore to discuss strategies for evaluating two-generation work and the challenges of building evidence for these approaches.