2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book
The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s publication continues to deliver the Foundation’s annual state rankings and the latest available data on child well-being. It identifies multi-year trends — comparing statistics from 2010 to 2019. In addition, the report shares data on how families endured throughout the pandemic. Access the full KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The 2021 Virginia KIDS COUNT Profile delineates recent trends within the four domains of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. For more locality-level data, please visit our Virginia Data Center.
June 21, 2021 is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day. If you are a parent or caregiver who has filed taxes before, you may already be familiar with the child tax credit, which most parents claim on their annual income tax return. For years, it has provided an after-the-fact credit for families with children.
What’s new is that beginning in July 2021, for most parents, half of your credit will be advanced to you during the year in the form of direct bank account payments, so you don’t have to wait until it’s time to file your taxes to make use of these resources to provide for you and your family. This is the “advance” child tax credit you might have heard about in the news. You’ll still get the other half of your credit the usual way, as part of filing your federal taxes next April. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has a 20-year history of bipartisan advocacy for expanding the credit to help families meet basic needs for their kids. Learn more via the flyer below and by visiting childtaxcredit.gov.
2018 Regional and Statewide Infographics
Voices is pleased to release the newest version of our regional and statewide infographics!
Each of the eight regional infographics gives a snapshot of how children are doing in both the region and its localities.
The Virginia infographic focuses on how children fare statewide. It also features a new back page, where we spotlight an important and timely topic about children in Virginia. This year, we shine a spotlight on the changing demographics of our child population.
What are some ways you can use the infographics?
• Take them to a meeting with a policymaker to share a fact about child well-being in his/her district.
• Share them with your local networks to start a conversation on child well-being in your area.
• Use them in a presentation to talk about child well-being.
• Show them to your local elected officials, such as school board members, county or city supervisors, etc.
• Use them as a conversation starter with your friends.
Whatever way you choose to use the infographics, we hope you find them valuable. Check them out!
Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford County, Bedford City, Campbell, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Lynchburg, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock
Accomack, Essex, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond County, Westmoreland
Hampton Roads Region
Chesapeake, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Norfolk, Mathews, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Fauquier, Fredericksburg, King George, Loudoun, Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford
Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond
Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Danville, Emporia, Franklin City, Franklin County, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Martinsville, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Southampton, Surry, Sussex
Bland, Bristol, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Norton, Pulaski, Radford, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe
Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Buena Vista, Clarke, Craig, Covington, Frederick, Harrisonburg, Highland, Lexington, Page, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Salem, Shenandoah, Staunton, Warren, Waynesboro, Winchester
The Future of Virginia Starts Today: 2017 Election Guide
The Future of Virginia Starts Today: 2017 Election Guide is a powerful tool used by organizations and individuals for voter education and advocacy during the 2017 Virginia election cycle. It features a report on the changing demographics of Virginia’s children and eight one-page “cheat sheets” with infographics and questions for candidates.