2012 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is pleased to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a 2012 KIDS COUNT National Outreach Partner. The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. This year’s Data Book uses an updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being, organized into four categories. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990. See the report, state rankings, data and additional resources at datacenter.kidscount.org.