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Home-Visiting Program Shows Benefits for Young Justice-Involved Mothers

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Young mother and her baby

Parenting is hard. Parenting while involved in the juvenile justice system adds an extra layer of uncertainty, turmoil and difficulty that is often overwhelming. Yet, home-visiting programs for justice-involved mothers can have a positive and lasting impact on both new parents and their kids.

Posted July 13, 2018

U.S. Population Has Grown 20% in Just Two Decades

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Over the last two decades, the nation’s population size has grown by 20% — from 269.4 million Americans in 1996 to 323.1 million in 2016 — and skewed older in age.

Posted July 10, 2018

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Now jobs — opportunities such as short- and long-term internships and subsidized employment arrangements — can help young adults address their immediate income needs while also preparing for long-term career opportunities, according to a new report.  

Posted July 6, 2018

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,