National trends in child well-being have improved slightly since 2000, according to the 19th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, but these trends are not on par with the improvements that were seen at the end of the 1990s. The Data Book, released on June 12, 2008, is a national and state-by-state profile of the status of America's children. In addition to tracking 10 indicators of overall child well-being, this year's Data Book features an essay highlighting the urgent need to reform America's juvenile justice system.
- Read the 2008 Data Book essay, A Roadmap for Juvenile Justice Reform
- Learn about Casey's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, a national movement that has strengthened juvenile justice systems, made communities safer, helped give youth brighter futures, and saved tax dollars since 1992
- Download Casey's resources on juvenile justice, including research reports and practice guides