Advancing SFA

Practice Guide

This toolkit highlights recommendations for policymakers and advocates on laws and policies designed to help jurisdictions effectively implement the normalcy provisions of the Strengthening Families Act.

February 7, 2017

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Evidence2Success in Providence

Using Programs That Work

Report

In 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, became the first site to adopt the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success framework. This report circles back — and offers an early look — at how the framework has unfolded and what lessons local leaders have learned along the way.

February 2, 2017

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Beyond Bars

Keeping Young People Safe at Home and Out of Youth Prisons

Report

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. 

January 7, 2017

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Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs

Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches

Report

This report shares key facts about immigrant parents with young children and examines 11 programs that have successfully served immigrant and refugee families using a two-generation approach. Readers will learn about the difficulties these programs face, what they are doing well, and what policymakers and community stakeholders need to know to support this vulnerable — and growing — demographic.

November 19, 2016

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Reentry and Barriers to Employment

Lessons From Casey’s Investments

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This report covers the challenging terrains of incarceration, reentry and work. It draws on expert interviews, dozens of resources and two decades of strategic investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Readers will learn what employment barriers people commonly face after exiting prison or jail and how to help these individuals pursue — and maintain — family-supporting jobs.    

November 19, 2016

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An SEA Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement

Report

This guide is designed to help State Education Agencies (SEAs) conduct self-studies to identify interventions that may be implemented in schools needing improvement or that require comprehensive or targeted support. The interventions selected should be those that are most relevant and appropriate based on the needs of schools, with the strongest evidence base possible under the Every Student Succeeds Act. 

November 16, 2016

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An SEA Quick-Start Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement

Report

The quick-start guide provides a brief overview of the self-study process which is described in more detail in the full State Education Agencies (SEAs) Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement. This process helps SEAs to identify appropriate and relevant interventions that may be implemented in schools requiring comprehensive or targeted support.

November 16, 2016

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A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting

Report

This report explores how public agencies can get more people to step forward as foster parents and to encourage the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care.

November 15, 2016

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The Future of Youth Justice

A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model

Report

America’s longstanding youth prison model, which emphasizes confinement and control, exacerbates youth trauma and inhibits positive growth while failing to address public safety.  This report delivers a clear and compelling call to close these youth prisons. It also introduces readers to an alternate model — rooted in a continuum of community-based programs — that aims to set all children on a pathway to success.

October 21, 2016

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Strategic Financing Toolkit for Tested, Effective Programs

Evidence2Success

Report

This toolkit outlines a five-step strategic finance planning process geared toward supporting programs that serve children and families. It aims to help public and community leaders work together to examine what they want to finance, how their current investments align with their financing goals, and which strategies can help them achieve these goals.   This process and toolkit were developed to support Evidence2Success, an Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative meant to help leaders identify the resources that they need to start up, scale and sustain evidence-based programs that produce positive results for children and families.

October 14, 2016

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