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Kids Count

Emerging Adults – Characteristics and Population

The 2016 Kids Count in Nebraska Report includes an in-depth look at the first steps young people take along their transition away from childhood – emerging adulthood. This is a time of profound growth and development coupled with frequent life changes. The decisions made during these years lead to lifelong…...

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2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Health

Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book – an annual ranking of states on 16 key indicators of child well-being in the areas of Economic Well-being, Education, Health, and Family and Community. In this year’s Data Book, Nebraska received an overall ranking of…...

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The National KIDS COUNT Data Book release is right around the corner!

If you follow Voices for Children in Nebraska, you undoubtedly hear a lot about the Kids Count in Nebraska Report. However, you may not know much about its national counterpart, published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Next week will mark the release of the 27th edition of the National KIDS COUNT…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 7, Final Index Scores and Recommendations

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. After spending the last 6 weeks introducing the commentary and detailed our methodology, and diving into the 13 indicators by issue area: health, education, economic stability, child welfare and juvenile justice, we…...

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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 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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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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Juvenile Detention: The Data

  Voices for Children believes that we must assure that all our children can grow into health and productive adults, sometimes this means we must hold youth accountable for their actions. When this is necessary, we need to do so in ways that are appropriate for the child while simultaneously…...

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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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