Wyoming

On the Ground in Wyoming

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 Wyoming

Blog Post

Educational Attainment Data Encouraging

Recent data show that more Americans are earning higher levels of education, due in part to the increase of federal funds to help support education. In 2012, 59% of the U.S. population ages 25 to 34 had a high school diploma or less; 9% had an associate's degree, and 33% had a bachelor's degree or higher (an increase of 2.5 million young people since 2000).

October 21, 2013

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Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities

An Update

Report

This report, released as a follow-up to No Place for Kids, introduces new evidence on the widespread maltreatment of youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities. It tells of high rates of sexual victimization, the heavy-handed use of disciplinary isolation and a growing roster of states where confined youth have been subject to widespread abuse. The four-year update is in — and the news is not good. 

June 24, 2015

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Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011

News Release

After the Great Recession, the nation's child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23% in 2011. Since then, the rate has been on a slow decline and, in 2015, reached its lowest level in five years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty.

September 16, 2016

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