Casey Family Programs works in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live.

Our approach is based on learning from and collaborating with those who are working to improve the safety and success of children and their families at the local, state, tribal and national levels.

We do this in several ways:


We offer ongoing strategic consultation, technical assistance, data analysis and independent research and evaluation at no cost to child welfare systems, policymakers, courts and tribes across America to support long-lasting improvements that safely reduce the need for foster care.


Direct services

We provide foster care and other direct services to 1,100 children and families through community-based offices in nine locations. We share what we learn with child welfare systems, tribes, courts, private providers and community partners.


Public policy

We support federal, state, tribal and local governments by providing comprehensive, nonpartisan child welfare information and education driven by data and based on evidence of what works best to improve the lives of children and families.


Research and analysis

We provide essential research services to ensure that critical decisions are data-driven and based on evidence. We help child welfare systems and tribes to better utilize data to improve outcomes for children and families. Our researchers provide in-depth, peer-reviewed reports. They also conduct evaluations of new and existing practices and policies to inform improvements.



As an operating foundation, we are able to provide services free of charge. Since our founding in 1966, we have invested more than $2.1 billion to support improvements in programs, services and public policies that benefit children and families in the child welfare system. Over the next decade, we will invest at least $1 billion more to influence improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live.