Puerto Rico

On the Ground in Puerto Rico

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative is a site-based effort to reduce the use of detention — the holding of youth before adjudication — and increase more effective interventions.

KIDS COUNT Network

A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Lessons From Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Kids by the Numbers

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the news cycle regularly features stories about life in Puerto Rico. Yet, the island is still a mystery to many mainland Americans. KIDS COUNT Data show what life was like on the island before Maria hit.

November 7, 2017

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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds the economic well-being of children improved in the past five years. Similarly, gains in child health continued. Learn which states had the best and lowest overall child well-being now.

June 13, 2017

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