Recent Publications

Extend Funding for CHIP this Year!

Since CHIP's bipartisan beginning in 1997, it has become a critical source of coverage for millions of low and middle income working families, and remains so in the post Affordable Care Act (ACA) world. However, unless Congress takes action, there will be no new funding for CHIP after September 2015. If funding for CHIP is not extended, as many as 2 million children could lose health coverage altogether, while millions more would pay more money for less comprehensive coverage. All of these children would be worse off than they are today.

Education is the Lifeline for Youth in Foster Care

Success in school can be a positive counterweight to the abuse, neglect, separation, and impermanence experienced by the more than 400,000 U.S. children and youth in foster care at the end of FY 2009. Education has the potential to markedly improve their life chances and their ability to contribute to society as productive adults.

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report - Foreword

A Call to End Adult Hypocrisy, Neglect and Abandonment of Children and America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Maine Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Maine Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Nebraska Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Nebraska Factsheet

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for North Carolina

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in North Carolina

Cradle to Prison Pipeline New Hampshire Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline New Hampshire Factsheet

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Maryland

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Maryland. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

The Impact of Rising Poverty on the Nation’s Young Families and Their Children, 2000 – 2010

Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its findings on the annual incomes, earnings, and poverty status of the nation’s population in 2010. On the poverty front, the news was not good. For the third straight year in a row, the number of people of all ages living in poverty rose, reaching 46.2 million individuals in 2010, a record high number, equivalent to 15.1 percent of the national population.

cradle-prison-pipeline-south-dakota-2008-fact-sheet.pdf

Cradle to Prison Pipeline South Dakota fact sheet

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Florida

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in Florida

GrandFacts Wyoming 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Wyoming. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

cradle-prison-pipeline-california-2009-fact-sheet.pdf

Cradle to prison pipeline fact sheet: California

GrandFacts Mississippi 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Mississippi. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report 2007 - Part 1 Chapter 1

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report 2007 - Part 1 Chapter 1

Held Captive: Child Poverty in America

“Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America, a new report commissioned and published by the Children’s Defense Fund, found that the plight for poor children in Mississippi is so dire, enriching experiences so meager and government aid so inadequate and spotty that after school tutoring and reading programs in Quitman County and two other Delta counties are funded by foreign aid, a grant from the Bernard van Leer Foundation of the Netherlands.

GrandFacts Wisconsin 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Wisconsin. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Kentucky Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Kentucky Factsheet

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Missouri

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Missouri. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

State of America's Children 2008® Report - Child Welfare

CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on child abuse and neglect, foster care, kinship care, and adoptions.

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