President Obama Bans Solitary Confinement of Youth in Federal Prisons

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The Casey Foundation has been urging all facilities housing children to end the practice of solitary confinement. President Obama’s decision this week to ban the practice of holding young people in solitary confinement in federal prisons makes significant progress in eliminating this inhumane practice for young people.

January 26, 2016

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Mobile, Alabama, Becomes Latest Evidence2Success Site

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Mobile, Alabama, joins forces with the Foundation to implement Casey's evidence-based framework for promoting healthy kids and school success. The Evidence2Success model will partner system leaders and community residents to address the critical education needs of kids and families in three Mobile neighborhoods.

February 18, 2016

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And the Survey Says: Aspen Institute Examines Efforts to Connect Young Adults to Jobs

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Nearly 6.7 million young adults are not working or in school, and the young adult unemployment rate hit 12.2% — more than double the national unemployment rate — in June 2015. The consequences of unemployment and underemployment can be long-lasting and include reduced wages, decreased productivity and shortened career ladders.    Recognizing the challenges facing America’s youngest workers, the Foundation commissioned the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative to examine how organizations are helping adults ages 18 to 29 succeed in today’s labor market. The report gathered feedback from nearly 400 individuals at 340 organizations nationwide.

February 24, 2016

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New Reports Provide a Roadmap for Creating Opportunities for Baltimore’s Young People

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More than one in five young people ages 16 to 24 in Baltimore are neither in school nor working. Two recently released reports make important recommendations for finding new ways to reconnect these young people with education, training, jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities — focusing on expanding industry-specific training programs, fostering more collaboration between organizations and providing expanded support services for youth to help them succeed.

February 22, 2016

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New Report: KIDS COUNT Shows Value of Long-Term Philanthropic Investment

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For more than 25 years, KIDS COUNT has been the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s flagship investment for providing public officials and child advocates with data, tools and policy recommendations to improve outcomes for vulnerable children.A new report tells the story of how a single data book documenting measures of child well-being tranformed into a mission-critical vehicle for building bipartisan support for proven solutions and policy change.

March 18, 2016

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