Reports: Public safety

Separating Poverty From Neglect in Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information Gateway, February 2023, 12 pp.
This publication explores what the research shows about the overlap among families experiencing poverty and those reported to the child welfare system for neglect, the societal context within which both poverty and neglect exist, and strategies that have proven effective for preventing and addressing both poverty and neglect, together.   more info >

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, June 2021, 313 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 >

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2019, 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 >

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 >

Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update: A comprehensive national survey: Juvenile Justice Bulletin
U.S. Department of Justice, September 2015, 16 pp.
Results of the second National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, conducted in 2011 as a followup to the original survey on the incidence and prevalence of children's exposure to violence.   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 >

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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