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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 6, Juvenile Justice Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the fifth in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, the next posts looked at the indicators in…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 5, Child Welfare Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the fifth in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, the next posts looked at the indicators in…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Servies Part 4, Economic Stability Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the third in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, the next posts looked at the indicators…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 3, Education Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the third in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, and last week we looked at…...

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ADC: The Data

Today the Nebraska Legislature will hear testimony on LB 701, a bill that will continue to allow ADC recipients to attend vocational training as part of the work requirement of the program. Voices for Children believes that policies should support families in trying to build a better future and that systems…...

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Data Snapshot: Kindergarten Court

Kids aren’t miniature adults. We don’t expect our little leaguers to play baseball as well as Major Leaguers. We don’t expect a third grader to read or solve math problems as well as a high schooler.  So why would we expect a young child who has engaged in bad behavior…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 2, Health Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the second in a series diving into the commentary. Last week we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, this week’s post will dive begin our…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 1, Introduction and Methodology

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the first in a series diving into the commentary. Nebraska’s population of people of color is growing rapidly, and is expected to double to 38%…...

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2015 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

The 23rd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented data in each of Voices for Children’s 5 issues areas: health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and economic stability. Each year we build upon the report to hopefully improve the most comprehensive source of data on child…...

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Kids Count is here, are you ready?

  Here at Voices, we have some treasured traditions. One of which, and a personal favorite is building a fort the moment our annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report arrives at our offices. This year’s fort is the biggest yet, made of boxes containing 50 books, each 108 pages long…...

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