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The child poverty rate in the District of Columbia is 23%, according to the
2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
District of Columbia
On the Ground in District of Columbia
Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.
® is a network of juvenile justice practitioners and other system stakeholders across the country working to build a better and more equitable youth justice system.
A group of state-based child advocacy and research organizations that use data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity.
Three jurisdictions will test a framework designed to improve outcomes for young people ages 18 to 25 involved in the criminal justice system. Read more.
The Washington, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services runs the Credible Messenger Initiative, a program that pairs every youth under its supervision with specially trained adult mentors from the community. These paid mentors — called credible messengers — have lived through similar experiences and understand the support and services that youth in justice systems need.
The Casey Foundation supported Child Trends to produce Building Evidence for Effective Programs, a video series that outlines the evidence-building process for nonprofit organizations. The series presents an easy-to-follow guide with five key steps to building evidence of effectiveness.
Higher educational attainment — earning a bachelor’s degree or above — is becoming more commonplace among Americans between the ages of 25 and 34, according to new data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
When young people come into the care of the child welfare system and cannot live with their own parents, the next best thing a caseworker can do is to find a loving relative or close friend who can keep the child close to home in every sense. Washington, D.C.’s Child and Family Services Agency has made finding kin a top priority, creating a rapid turnaround process to make it as easy as possible for kin to take on the responsibility of caring for a young person.
D.C. KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot
This D.C. KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot examines citywide achievement by the public school kids in Washington, D.C.
The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative
Working with partners ranging from residents to businesses to schools to assistance agencies, this Washington, D.C. collaborative is establishing the groundwork to keep kids healthy and in school from cradle to college.
Exploring Quality Choices: Vouchers
This publication presents an in-depth look at Casey’s investment in the Washington, D.C. voucher effort and summarizes results and lessons learned at the time of the report.
Increasing Opportunity for DC's Low-Income Working Families
The benefits of Washington, DC’s growing economic prosperity have bypassed the District’s working poor families. This report examines why the District’s economic recovery has eluded many low-income residents and what can be done about it.
Lessons From District of Columbia
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