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Lisa Hamilton to Succeed Patrick McCarthy at Annie E. Casey Foundation

Lisa Hamilton has been named the next CEO of the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), one of the nation’s most active grant makers on both child welfare and juvenile justice issues.

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Kids Count Notes: Upward Trend in Child Well-Being, Big States Still Rank Low, and Fears of Census Undercount

The 2018 Kids Count Databook, an annual assessment of state and national performance on indicators of child well-being, was published today. The report, which you can click here to read, has been produced by the Annie E.


New Mexico, Next-to-Last in Child Well-Being, Gets Advice on Doing Better

After a report last summer ranked New Mexico 49th in the nation on child well-being, advocacy group New Mexico Voices for Children released a policy agenda that it hopes will guide incoming policymakers.


California and the Curious Case of Child Well-Being

In 2010, Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count report – one of the few annual efforts to gauge the lives of youths in each state – pronounced that California was one of the top 20 states in the nation when it came to child well-being.


Annie E. Casey Pres. Patrick McCarthy discusses Kids Count

On June 24th, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its Kids Count Data Book, which tracks national and state data on key indicators of children’s well being. Over the past 24 years Kid’s Count and its revelations about the economic well being of families, education, health and the communities where children live have been followed by a mushrooming of media attention.


Kids Count 2013: Gains in Graduation, Persistent Income Problems After Recession

The number of children living with unemployed parents continued to remain high even as the nation moved out of a recession and the number of students graduating on time increased significantly, according to data revealed today in the 2013 version of the Annie E.


    Data Snapshot on Foster Care Placement

    Summary: New data available on the KIDS COUNT Data Center highlight the progress made by many states to increase the rates of children in foster care who are living with families and decrease the rates of those placed in institutions or group homes.