Our knowledge stems from listening to, learning from and collaborating with child welfare systems, tribes, families, communities, policymakers, courts and other public and private stakeholders that care for children. We are committed long-term to lifting up the leaders, vision and values that contribute to safely reducing the need for foster care and building hope for children and families.
2015 Casey Excellence for Children Awards
Casey Family Programs is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Casey Excellence for Children Awards. These awards recognize outstanding individuals whose distinguished work, exceptional leadership and relentless dedication has improved the child welfare system. The honorees are selected […]
More than Money | Pathways for Philanthropy & Government
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) named Dr. William C. Bell as the 2014 James A. Joseph Lecturer, an award that honors philanthropic leadership in support of Black communities. In naming Dr. Bell as this year’s winner, ABFE leaders […]
A Vocal Advocate For Low-Income Families | William C. Bell Honors Equal Voice Action Initiative
In this speech, Casey Family Programs president and CEO William C. Bell described conditions in the United States that have led to increasing levels of income inequality and poverty, asking us to “raise our collective voice and demand change.” Bell congratulated […]
Research Evidence and Benefit-Cost Data for Title IV-E Waiver Interventions
Nearly all of the states with Title IV-E demonstrations have started or expanded the use of evidence-based practices, but according to this study, there is a lack of cost-benefit analyses of those interventions. Many of the waiver demonstration projects “have […]
Child Welfare Demonstration Project Fact Sheets | State-by-State Data
Download Casey Family Programs’ Child Welfare Demonstration Project waiver fact sheet for your state to learn more about how more effective investments of federal child welfare funding can improve the well-being of children and families in your community. Visit our […]
Give Smarter | A tremendous opportunity exists for major givers to drive long-lasting and fundamental improvements
Building a Community of Hope doesn’t end with better coordinated and targeted services by government agencies. It must also involve private and philanthropic groups working differently than they have with government and local communities. Examining a longstanding approach to philanthropy […]
Making Effective Investments | What if we could invest more of our federal child welfare funding in preventing child abuse and neglect rather than placing children in foster care?
Government at the local, state and federal levels has established a broad array of services designed to respond to a variety of health, safety and human services needs in communities. These include child welfare, education, health care, veterans affairs, criminal […]
Letter from Bob Watt | Chair, Casey Family Programs Board of Trustees
Change requires children and families in the hardest hit ZIP codes to believe a better future is possible beyond what they see around them. Change requires local leaders to stand up and declare “enough” and to marshal all the forces […]
Letter from Dr. William C. Bell | Casey Family Programs President and CEO
Dear friends: We are living in a time of profound transformation in America, a time that can yield dramatic, sustainable improvements in our capacity to ensure the safety and success of all of our children. For this transformation to occur, […]
Using Data To Drive Change | String together enough neighborhoods and you move a county. Solve a few counties and you change a state.
Communities of Hope start with bold local leaders who share a common sense of purpose and direction, such as the efforts in Cities United and Paintsville. But when it comes to tackling deep-seated challenges, good intentions aren’t enough. We need […]
A Declaration of Hope
We often talk about child abuse and neglect as a national problem. This is true insomuch as it is found in communities across America. But viewing child maltreatment – and mental illness, drug abuse, failing schools, violence-related deaths and a […]LEARN MORE »