Upcoming Lecture - Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention
On Wednesday, May 4, from 4 to 6 pm, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor David Hemenway and Congressman David Cicilline will address “Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention” at the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development, sponsored by Brown University and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Following Professor Hemenway's keynote remarks, Congressman David Cicilline will offer his perspective. The Lecture will be held at Brown University, List Art Building 120, 64 College Street, Providence, RI; and is free and open to the public. Please click here to register.
Join Our Team! Policy Analyst Opening
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanks John Neubaeur for 5 years of service as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues! If you are interested in joining our team as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues, please click here.
2016 Factbook released on April 11!
The 2016 Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook was released on Monday, April 11, 2016 at our 22nd annual Factbook Breakfast. To view the Factbook, please click here. To order a hard copy, please use the order form. For more information, please see the media release/executive summary, media coverage, and event pictures.
New National Report on Parental Incarceration
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report highlighting the effect of parental incarceration on child and family well-being. A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities offers recommendations for policymakers to address the emotional and financial instability that stems from parental incarceration. For more information, please see the full report and media release.
Governor's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal Analysis
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has released our annual Budget Analysis: Governor's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal Items Affecting Children and Families