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Blog Category: Kids Count Data

2018 Infographics Are Here!

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…

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Buckey Boone, Advocating for Kids in Southwest Virginia

Buckey Boone, pictured here with his grandson, is a lifelong child advocate. When it comes to crafting public policies, William “Buckey” Boone cautions against one-size-fits-all thinking. The long-time resident of…

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Susan Fincke, Using Data to Educate and Persuade

Susan Fincke uses data to educate and persuade. The executive director of Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court, a nonprofit dedicated to creating better futures for Portsmouth’s court-involved youth and…

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A new resource for mapping children’s services

Have you ever thought to yourself, how exactly does Virginia invest in children, but then gotten stuck on trying to find the answer? If the answer is yes, that’s because…

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A Look Ahead Using the Data

As Virginia settles into governing following the flurry of the election season, it will be important for us to look to data to guide the future direction of the commonwealth….

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New Interactive Data Maps and Graphics!

By: Colton Powell & Beth Nolan Voices is thrilled to share with you our new and improved interactive data page, which displays key indicators in four areas of child well-being….

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Virginia Ranked 10th in 2017 National KIDS COUNT Data Book

Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) releases the KIDS COUNT Data Book, a report detailing the most recent information about child well-being and ranking the states on these…

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5 Ways YOU Can Be a Child Advocate by Using Data

By: Colton Powell – University of Richmond Intern We at Voices know being a child advocate can seem like a daunting task. From child poverty and school readiness to food…

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KIDS COUNT on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Last week 100 community members from Accomack and Northampton counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia participated in a forum to explore and discuss the well-being of children on the Eastern…

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Race, Place, and Poverty Presentation for Greater Richmond

Last month, Beth, our KIDS COUNT Director, presented to the United Methodist’s Richmond Region Women’s Group about race, place, and poverty in Greater Richmond. The presentation highlighted different indicators, broken…

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