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A Youth Prison Mirrors Adult Corrections

Liz Ryan | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime
Liz Ryan

We're using the mnemonic, l-o-c-k-e-d u-p, to show some of the main characteristics of a youth prison in a series of articles, Locked Up: What is a Yo...

How Millions of U.S. Children Are Abused and Devastated by Mass Incarceration

Karen Dolan | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Karen Dolan

At a time when millions of our children are already suffering from poverty, from domestic abuse, from a school-to-prison-pipeline and a broken juvenile justice system, how can it be that we also are allowing over five million children to be traumatized by the loss of parents caught in the hysteria of mass incarceration?

Casebook wins Code for America's Technology Award for building family-centered case management system

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I asked Case Commons Founder and CEO Kathleen Feely, who is also the Vice President of Innovation at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, what it ...

Annie E. Casey Foundation CEO believes we should engage management consultancies, like McKinsey, to improve the US child welfare system

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 12.28.2016 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I interviewed the Annie E. Casey Foundation's CEO and President Dr. Patrick McCarthy: a respected foundation and philanthropic leader, with expertise in the area of children and family well-being

Child Poverty Is a Public Health Crisis

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Even a temporary period of poverty puts a child at risk of lifelong disadvantage. So when 39 percent of our children are being exposed to such harm, that is a public health crisis -- quite possibly the most serious one this country has ever faced.

Despite U.S. Job Growth, Lowest-Income Families Are Left Behind

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

Although new job growth has occurred at all wage levels, it has been disproportionate in low-wage sectors such as retail, food services and some of the lower-wage positions within health and home care.

Youth Prisons Are Factories of Failure: Close Them Down

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 07.16.2016 | Crime
Patrick McCarthy

We need to close every youth prison in this country. Permanently. Every one of them.

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

Shaena Fazal | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime
Shaena Fazal

If we don't incarcerate young people in conflict with the law, what do we do with them? The answer is simple: We care for and invest in our young people; resource families and communities to safely hold youth accountable; invest in each young person's success, and; address the root causes of youth crime in the communities where the youth live, all in the context of their homes and neighborhoods.

We Should Never Stop Striving to Improve the Odds for Young People Aging Out of Foster Care

Gary Stangler | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Gary Stangler

It's a very real challenge: hundreds of thousands of young people in this country have aged out of foster at the very young age of 18 -- many without achieving permanent family connections.

Give a Man a Fish...

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has announced it is setting up a new Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation division in Washington. Its purpose will be to encourage policy makers to utilize evidence and data in their decision making. But not just encourage. According to the press release, it wants evidence and data to be "the primary factor" in policy makers' decisions.

Looking at Today's Child Poverty Rates: Are We Using the Right Measure?

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's new Data Snapshot Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States documents how safety net programs help millions of families meet their children's basic needs.

Two-generation Approach to Success

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

If we want kids from low-income families to have healthy and bright futures, we need to help parents succeed.

Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

A new strategy is emerging that recognizes the importance of creating opportunity for the entire family, coordinating programs and policies so that parents and children have a chance to succeed -- together.

Why the Right to an Education is in Jeopardy

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Joseph M. Costa

When you consider that 84% of foster youth say that they want to go to college and only 20% graduate from high school, leaving only a small fraction who actually ever graduate from college, the statistics above represent a monumental failure of the educational system for the children served by foster care.

Rebecca Klein

These Are The Best Places In America To Raise Girls | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents

Parents with girls take notice: The region where you raise your daughter could have a significant impact on her well-being, according to a new report ...

Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has been providing the public with an annual glimpse into the well bein...

These Are The Worst States For Underprivileged Children

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents

In honor of International Youth Day that takes place this week, the personal finance site WalletHub released a map showing the best and worst states f...

These Are The States With The Best And Worst School Systems, According To New Rankings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

A new education ranking released this week found that students in New Jersey are receiving a much better education than students in Mississippi. Th...

This Is Why Nevada Might Be The Worst State For Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Nevada is the worst state for education, according to a new report out this week. In its report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked all 50 states...

These Are The Best (And Worst) Places In America To Raise Children

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Despite the fact that more and more children are living in poverty, the nation’s kids are generally getting better educations and leading healthier ...

It's a Big Task, but Schools Have the Job of Improving Kids' Opportunities for Success

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

There is one public institution that has providing children with equal opportunities as its primary goal, and that is our schools. That is a heavy burden indeed, given that policy choices have undermined their ability to live up to the job.

Rebecca Klein

The Racial Groups Facing The Biggest Barriers To Success In America | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. Wh...

Child Abuse: The Deadly Cost of Inattention and Inaction

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

The Miami Herald investigated 477 deaths of children that were a part of the child welfare system in the State of Florida. It also highlights another critical fact: our nation's most vulnerable cannot be protected on the cheap.

New Year's Resolutions To Do Right By Children

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

While I'm all for dropping 20, kicking the habit and being more punctual, the most important resolutions we can make on New Year's focus on our children, not ourselves. My jiggly thighs aren't a national catastrophe, but the way we treat the next generation is.

My Conversation With Dr. Patrick McCarthy About Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I sit down with Dr. Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.