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What's New

MAY 2015

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.



Legislative Tracking & Testimony

See what bills Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is tracking and testimony that we have provided.

Issue Brief

New Report on Child Poverty in Rhode Island released!

The Factbook

The 2015 Factbook is now available

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 70 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2015 Factbook

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.


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