Voices for Virginia’s Children is part of the KIDS COUNT national network funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Data Center is the best and most up-do-date source of data on Virginia’s children. Users can view and compare city, county, and statewide data on several indicators, including:
- Employment and income
- Public assistance
- Test scores
The database also has recent updates on indicators related to COVID-19.
Importance of Data in Advocacy
Using benchmarks on child wellbeing informs our policy agenda and advocacy efforts. Understanding emerging trends and trends also provide opportunities the best guidance for policymakers to respond and enhance the quality of life for children, families, and youth in Virginia. Data also increase public accountability. We encourage policymakers, educators, the news media and general public to utilize KIDS COUNT data in their communities to improve the lives of children.
Thanks to our sponsor, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation creates a brighter future for the nation’s children by developing solutions to strengthen families, build paths to economic opportunity and transform struggling communities into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow. For more information, visit www.aecf.org. KIDS COUNT® is a registered trademark of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.