A New Report Released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation
A new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, focuses on the high number of children in care throughout the U.S. who are in “non-family placement settings” and discusses the poor outcomes for kids in congregate care. In Rhode Island, 28% of the 1,803 children in foster care in 2013 were placed in non-family placement settings – that’s twice the national average. Rhode Island has the second highest ranking of children placed in non-family placement settings. Read the report, our press release, the Providence Journal story, and the Providence Business News story about it.
7th Annual Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Conference
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT was pleased to participate in the 7th Annual Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Conference on May 13th. Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and Linda Katz of the Economic Progress Institute gave a joint presentation on Poverty in Rhode Island. See the presentation and pictures from the event.