Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is a member of Voices for America's Children. Voices for America's Children is a premier national advocacy organization with more than 60 members committed to speaking up for the well-being of children.
Voices Vision and Policy Goals
It is the vision of Voices for America’s Children that public policies at all levels of government—local, state and federal—must further the positive and healthy development of all children in America. Developing the policies needed to achieve this vision must be seen as a top priority and recognized as fundamental to America’s future growth and vitality.
To achieve this vision requires that:
EQUITY AND DIVERSITY: All children achieve their full potential in a society that closes opportunity gaps and recognizes and values diversity
HEALTH: All children receive affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health care
SCHOOL READINESS: All children and their parents receive the services and supports to enable them to start school prepared for success
SCHOOL SUCCESS: All children have an equal opportunity to attend an adequately and equitably financed public school meeting rigorous academic standards aligned with the needs of the 21st century workforce
SAFETY: All children are safe in their homes and communities from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, avoid risky behaviors, and contribute to community well-being
ECONOMIC STABILITY: All children live in families that can provide for their needs and make investments in their future
For more information, read Voices' Vision and Policy Goals.