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Kids Count 2017 is on its way!

We have been busy this fall compiling data and putting together the 2017 Kids Count in Nebraska Report – our biggest and best yet! This year’s book contains data in each of our five issues areas: health, education, economic stability, child welfare, and juvenile justice as well as population level demographics, an update to our Index of Race and Opportunity, and county-based indicators.

This year, our commentary takes an in-depth look at Nebraska’s children with disabilities.This diverse population of kids present needs frequently beyond the typical challenges accompanying raising a child. Learn more about this population and what our state’s systems can do to better support them and their families as they grow into adults.

We are releasing this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report on Tuesday, January 30, at the Nebraska State Capitol with an open public release event the next day at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center in Omaha. Copies of the report will be available for pickup starting January 30, at the Voices for Children office, or in State Capitol Room 1023 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm on January 30. All data contained within Kids Count will also be updated on the Kids Count NEteractive site.

Every year, in addition to our public release events, we travel across the state and share our Kids Count presentation and publication to community groups and organizations. If you would like your group to receive a Kids Count presentation this year, contact Chrissy at ctonkinson@voicesforchildren.com.

Register to attend our public release in Omaha using the form below, or by calling or emailing us at (402) 597-3100 or voices@voicesforchildren.com. Please submit your RSVP by Friday, January 26.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are unable to attend our public release but would still like a copy of the 2017 Kids Count in Nebraska Report, please fill out this form to request your copy.

Help us make Nebraska the best place to be a kid!

Publishing the Kids Count in Nebraska Report is no simple task. In order to ensure Kids Count reaches everyone in our state, Voices for Children covers steep printing and mailing costs each year. Please consider a donation to help us continue working for the future of Nebraska’s kids.

We are excited to share the 2017 Kids Count in Nebraska Report and its important data with you!

Comments(2)

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    Ann Coyne says

    Your computer program crashed when I tried to click on the bubble for the number of copies needed. It wiped everything out twice and I had to start over. That time it gave me a line to write in a number and I was able to submit. Most people will quit and not fill it out 3 times. You could get a lot of walk ins who intend to come but don’t register.

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      Chrissy says

      Hi Ann, thanks for letting us know! We’ve tested it on multiple accounts and computers and haven’t run into the same problem. Hopefully it was just a one-off glitch. We will be prepared with extra reports that day just in case. Happy Holidays!

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