Casey Family Programs

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Headquarters Location: Seattle, WA
Founded: 1966


Mission: Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately to prevent the need for—foster care. Established by UPS founder Jim Casey in 1966, the foundation provides direct services and promotes advances in child welfare practice and policy.


Tags: youth, at-risk youth, grantmaking, foster care, public policy, research, 2011


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Story: Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Founded in 1966, we work to provide and improve ─ and ultimately prevent the need for ─ foster care in… Read the full story.

Expert Reviews: Evidence of Impact
As the largest endowed foundation supporting reform of U.S. foster care, Casey Family Programs has a great reach throughout the country. They also consult with other non profit and governmental organizations that provide services to at risk youth and their families on the best practice models.
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Leadership
Casey-family-programs William Bell. William C. Bell became president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs in January 2006. He chairs the Executive Team, and is ultimately responsible for the vision, mission, strategies and objectives of the foundation. Prior to leading the foundation, he served as executive vice president for child and family services. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, he was commissioner… See full bio.


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Contact Info
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206.282.7300
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Address:
2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700
 
Seattle, WA 98121, USA


Casey-family-programs Story: Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Founded in 1966, we work to provide and improve ─ and ultimately prevent the need for ─ foster care in the United States. As champions for change, we are committed to our 2020 Strategy for America’s Children – a goal to safely reduce the number of children in foster care and improve the lives of those who remain in care. Since our founding in 1966, we have invested more than $1.6 billion in programs and services to benefit children and families in the child welfare system. Over the next decade, we will invest at least $1 billion more to fulfill the promise of our 2020 Strategy. We have decades of front-line experience in foster care and are committed to helping states, counties and tribes implement effective child welfare practices. We provide nonpartisan research and technical expertise to child welfare system leaders, members of Congress and state legislators so they may craft laws and policies to better the lives of children in foster care, children at risk of entering the system and their families. The foundation, established by United Parcel Service founder Jim Casey, is based in Seattle.

Expert Reviews of Casey Family Programs

Evidence of Impact Summary:

As the largest endowed foundation supporting reform of U.S. foster care, Casey Family Programs has a great reach throughout the country. They also consult with other non profit and governmental organizations that provide services to at risk youth and their families on the best practice models.
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Organization Strengths Summary:

Financing is a huge strength of Casey Family Programs, as is marketing. They hire incredibly qualified professionals. Additionally, Casey Family Programs supports the funding of programs, services, and initatives that impact children and families in the child welfare systems. They are considered a leader and an expert on the national level on child welfare services, budgets and programming.
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Areas for Improvement Summary:

According to experts, their strong emphasis on domestic foster care means that sometimes this organization overlooks their ability to collaborate with foreign child welfare workers and governments. Casey Family Programs could benefit from such broader collaborations, as these foreign entities certainly would from their expertise.
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Expert Comments: Evidence of Impact

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Great Reach

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Casey Family Programs is the largest, highest endowed foundation supporting reform of U.S. foster care.

Best Practice

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Casey Family Programs oversees the provision of services to at risk children and youth in the child welfare system. They consult with other non profit and governmental organizations that provide services to at risk youth and their families on the best practice models.

Great Programs

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Their work in foster care and improving the child welfare system.
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They create great opportunities for families if they fit within their philosophical profiles.

Great Strategic Model

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They have a strategic consulting model to change the public system delivery of child welfare services.

Leader in Field

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Casey Family Programs is becoming a leader in the field of child abuse prevention.
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The "Casey" name is attached to many different things, so I may be conflating some of their work. However, I think it is *critical* that juvenile justice systems involve families, and any organization facilitating this is extremely important. Casey has also been able to drive a lot of work by *funding* it, so that jurisdictions have a big incentive to participate. I think that's really key.
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The key leader in the field. Other funders look up to them.

Strengthen Communities and Families

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The Casey family programs have had an impact in strengthening communities and families. They have made this approach more visible and credible. This has kept people in their natural environment and out of other types of placements.


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Financial Stability

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Financing is a huge strength of Casey Family Programs, as is marketing. They hire incredibly qualified professionals.

Expertise

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Casey Family Programs supports the funding of programs, services, and initiatives that impact children and families in the child welfare systems. They are a leader and expert on the national level on child welfare services, budgets and programming.

Excellent Research

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They are committed to helping implement child welfare practices. They also provide research and technical expertise to politicians working on legislation regarding foster care and children at risk.


Expert Comments: Areas for Improvement

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Focus

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Their strong emphasis on domestic foster care means that sometimes this organization overlooks their ability to collaborate with foreign child welfare workers and governments. Casey Family Programs could benefit from such broader collaborations, as these foreign entities certainly would from their expertise.

Research

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The organization could enhance their research efforts on the relationships between the supervisor and frontline worker in child welfare in relation to retention. The organization has become known for the capacity to fund programs and often viewed for their wealth of resources first.

Become More Visible

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They are overshadowed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and sometimes confused with the Foundation and other Casey initiatives. Casey Family Programs needs to become more visible, take even bigger risks such as becoming more forceful about keeping families together, and harness more funding for their cause, including Annie E. Casey Foundation funds.


Leadership

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William Bell
President & CEO
William C. Bell became president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs in January 2006. He chairs the Executive Team, and is ultimately responsible for the vision, mission, strategies and objectives of the foundation. Prior to leading the foundation, he served as executive vice president for child and family services. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, he was commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. He has more than 30 years of experience in the human services field.

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