Opening Doors for Young Parents

This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face. It examines national and state-level trends — highlighting areas of opportunity and concern — and then shares potential solutions that can help these families thrive.

September 25, 2018

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2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

The 2017 Race for Results report measures children’s progress on the national and state levels in key education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups. Learn more about helping children in immigrant families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

October 24, 2017

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

This KIDS COUNT policy report underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures — and loving families — for some of our country’s most vulnerable children. View the list of KIDS COUNT Outreach Partners, a network of organizations who help to promote KIDS COUNT data and its policy recommendations.

May 19, 2015

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Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

March 29, 2014

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

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, 

December 2, 2013

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Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

March 1, 2012

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Stepping Up for Kids

What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families

In this policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. It includes the latest data for states, the District of Columbia, and the nation, as well as a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families.

January 1, 2012

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The Dental Safety Net in Rhode Island

Special Report: May 2011

This special report takes a second look at Rhode Island’s dental safety net. It shares new statistics, successes and challenges and outlines 15 recommendations aimed at helping the state’s dental safety net continue to evolve and thrive. 

May 14, 2011

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A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform

2008 KIDS COUNT Essay

This KIDS COUNT essay report summarizes six key challenges and opportunities for reforming the juvenile justice system in the U.S. for the benefit of youth, families and communities.

December 30, 2008

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