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Reports: Public safety

Children in the States Factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, September 2021
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk.   more info >

Child Maltreatment
Children's Bureau, January 2020, 274 pp.
National and state-level data on child abuse and neglect.   more info >

North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, October 2019, 219 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors.   more info >

The Color of Justice: The Landscape of Traumatic Justice
The Alliance of National Psychological Associations for Racial and Ethnic Equity , May 2019, 55 pp.
This report explores how psychology and America’s mental health system, including shortcomings in prevention, early intervention and treatment programs, contribute to the over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice landscape.   more info >

Just Kids: When Misbehaving is a Crime
Vera Institute of Justice, August 2017
Actions such as skipping school or violating a curfew are considered illegal for children under 18, but criminalizing such misbehavior has detrimental consequences. This report highlights key factors that contribute to the cycle of kids being pushed into the juvenile justice system and what can be done to shift away from this punitive approach.    more info >

Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004–13
Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2016, 19 pp.
Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004–13. This report compares the characteristics of violent victimizations committed by adolescents acting alone, with other adolescents, and with young adults ages 18 to 29. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey.   more info >

Evaluation of Radius: A Program for Justice-Involved Girls in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, December 2015, 73 pp.
Radius, a Volunteers of America-Minnesota program, is a gender-responsive program for girls in the juvenile justice system. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded an evaluation of the program.   more info >

Bullying and Children in the Child Welfare System
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, February 2013, 12 pp.
Provides an overview of the topic of bullying, as well as a guide to best practices and other resources for parents, caregivers and child welfare staff in addressing the issue.   more info >

Acts of omission: An overview of child neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway, August 2012, 17 pp.
This bulletin for professionals addresses the scope of the problem of child neglect as well as its consequences, reviews definitions and strategies for assessing neglect, and presents lessons learned about prevention and intervention.   more info >

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2012, 162 pp.
National survey that monitors six categories of health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults (grades 9-12). The study addresses violence, tobacco and drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, and physical activity. Includes state-by-state comparisons.   more info >

Children's exposure to violence: A comprehensive national survey: Juvenile Justice Bulletin
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2009, 12 pp.
Results of a nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence.   more info >

Web sites

Attendance Works Toolkits
Attendance Works has developed toolkits tailored for educators working with students in preschool through secondary school, as well as principals and school districts. The toolkits are filled with strategies and resources for monitoring, understanding and addressing chronic school absence.   more info >

Kids Count North Dakota
North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a statewide resource for data on the well-being of children in North Dakota, addressing six domains: demographics, health, education, family and community, economic well-being, and safety.   more info >

Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Presents data on disparities in the juvenile justice system. Data are available by state.   more info >

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