State & Local Programs


Fostering Connections Resource Center

National CASA is a collaborating organization to the Fostering Connections Resource Center, an initiative designed to advance implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success Act across the country. The website provides state-specific policy information on implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success Act and features key contact individuals for each state.   

A coalition of foundations have joined to underwrite the costs of establishing the resource center: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Duke Endowment, Eckerd Family Foundation, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Sierra Health Foundation, Stuart Foundation and the Walter S. Johnson Foundation. Child Trends and The Finance Project are responsible for managing the center.

The resource center welcomes the following information from state organizations: 

1)  Publications and other state-specific resources for website. Seeking relevant state-specific issue briefs, analyses, and any other documents related to the Fostering Connections Act that could be added to the resource center’s database, with appropriate credit given to the authoring organization. If your organization is interested in sharing resources, please forward to, with a copy to    

2)  Events. The Fostering Connections Resource Center website features an events calendar.  The center welcomes information about any state or national events dealing with the Fostering Connections law for inclusion on the events calendar. Again, please direct information to

3)  Examples of state approaches to implementation. The center also welcomes all suggestions or information about approaches to implementation taken by a state.  Please share by sending to, and copy so that we can also track implementation efforts within the CASA network. 


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