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Rhode Island's children since 1994
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What's New

JULY 2017

Welcoming Jessy Donaldson as Deputy Director

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is very pleased to announce that Jessy Donaldson will begin as our new Deputy Director at the end of August. Jessy brings over 15 years of experience providing leadership for an impressive array of child advocacy initiatives at the national, regional and local levels. We look forward to welcoming Jessy Donaldson to our Rhode Island KIDS COUNT team!

JUNE 2017

RI Ranks 29th in National Rankings for Child Well-Being

The 2017 edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, a state-by-state report on child well-being issued today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that Rhode Island ranks 29th in the nation for overall child well-being. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book uses 16 indicators to rank each state across four domains — health, education, economic well-being and family and community —which represent what children need most to thrive. The report examines trends over a five-year period, as well as annual changes. For more information, please see our media release, and the full report.

MAY 2017

New Issue Brief!

Children of Incarcerated Parents in Rhode Island presents information on parental incarceration in Rhode Island, racial and ethnic disparities, and key strategies for meeting the unique needs of children with incarcerated parents and their families while a parent is incarcerated and after a parent is released from prison. For more information, please see the media release, Twitter activity, and release event pictures.

The Factbook

The 2017 Factbook 

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 72 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2017 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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