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Blog Category: Kids Count Data

Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week: An Overview of Child Well-being and Equitable Research Practices

At Voices for Virginia’s Children we help all children in Virginia thrive, particularly the most vulnerable. Voices is home to the KIDS COUNT Data Center, a national network funded by…

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Advancing Equity Through Data

From the outset of COVID-19, the pandemic put a spotlight on inequities within our systems and exacerbated problems children and families were already facing. Contrary to what many said in…

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Virginia Ranks 14th in U.S. for Child Well-Being

The 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally and state by state and ranks the…

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Survey for Parents and Caregivers of Children Ages 0 to 13 years old

Help advocates, community organizations, and government leaders better understand what help families need to feel stable and secure. Please take 3-5 minutes to share your thoughts.  THANK YOU! WE RECEIVED…

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Starting Conversations with New Legislators: Legislative District Profiles Now Available

This year, there are 24 new legislators in the General Assembly representing localities across Virginia. We wanted to introduce the new legislators to the work of Voices for Virginia’s Children…

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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the…

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KIDS COUNT Data Book – VA’s Child Population is Changing

New Data Show Virginia ranks 10th in Overall Child Well-Being, But Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist This marks the 30th release of the KIDS COUNT Data Book.    Virginia’s child…

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NEW REPORT: 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Kinship Care Has Remained Stagnant

Kinship care is increasing nationwide, but Virginia still lags behind. According to the “Keeping Kids in Families:Trends in Placement of Young People in Foster Care in the United States,” a…

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Voices is Hiring! Research Director

The Research Director is a full-time position at Voices for Virginia’s Children (Voices), an organization whose mission is to champion public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. The…

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What is Deep Poverty, Anyway?

Children live in poverty when they live in a family whose income is at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a family of 4 in 2017 (the…

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