Change practices and incentives so that children and young people are not removed from their families and placed in foster care, group homes, residential treatment centers, youth prisons or detention centers or other types of congregate care.
Make more responsible use of our resources by reducing out-of-home placements and redirecting funding to communities to support young people as they develop and realize their potential.
Create a continuum of family-focused, neighborhood based, flexible, individualized services that include services for youth and families most at risk of separation regardless of where they live.
Implement culturally competent community-based programs for youth of color so systems can achieve greater racial equity.
Redefine public safety as something characterized by safe places in the community that provide the opportunity for positive connection, growth, health and play, which allow them to thrive.
Connect young people to the services, supports and adults that help them develop intellectually, socially and emotionally so they can improve their skills and realize their goals.