A Child Alone and Without Papers

A report on the return and repatriation of unaccompanied undocumented children by the United States

This report — a compelling blend of original research and personal stories — examines how the United States handles the removal and return of some 43,000 unaccompanied child immigrants each year. It offers readers a comprehensive overview of the issue’s most pressing concerns, describes a broken system that is ripe for reinvention and spells out clear policy solutions aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of this vulnerable demographic.  

September 1, 2008

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The 2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

This 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. New this year is information on child well-being in Puerto Rico. This year’s essay examines the child welfare system and challenges the country to make lifelong connections for children and youth in foster care a national priority. The essay also focuses on the 726,000 children who spend time in foster care each year and what can be done to build and strengthen family relationships.

January 1, 2007

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A Long Road Ahead

Update on the Arkansas Child Welfare System

This report examines the performance of the Arkansas child welfare system across a variety of key indicators, from January 2005 to March 2006.

July 1, 2006

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