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Fact Sheets

3/14/2003:   Last week, CWLA released its annual collection of fact sheets on every state, from Alabama to Wyoming and the District of Columbia. Whether you’re interested in working with elected officials to address important issues in your area, approaching local media with an important story, or simply looking to track your state’s progress on key measures, you’ll find valuable data for each state, including information on

  • state populations and poverty rates, broken down by age bracket;

  • child abuse and neglect cases, including deaths, and a comparison to 1990 data;

  • child poverty and income support figures covering TANF recipients, food stamp benefits, and even fair market rent for a two-bedroom house as compared with the standard salary of a minimum wage worker;

  • child care, health, and family support measured by subsidize child care, high school graduation rates, Medicaid support, enrollment in state child health insurance programs, births to teen mothers, HIV/AIDS prevalence, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment data;

  • permanent homes for children, including statistics on children reunited with their birthfamilies, in the care of relatives, and legally adopted.

For a copy of your state’s fact sheet, or any other dating back to 2000, click here. For a look at the National Fact Sheet, click here.

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