Race for Results: Children of Color Struggle on All Fronts
New Jersey’s black, Hispanic and mixed-race children are more likely to live in poverty, have poorer health, be involved in the state child protection and juvenile justice systems and struggle in school, according to New Jersey Kids Count 2015, released today.
In a special section in this year’s report, Advocates for Children of New Jersey compiled statistics on key measures of child well-being broken down by race. This information is increasingly important as children of color comprise a larger share of all New Jersey children, with nearly half being black, Hispanic, Asian, another race or a mixture of races, the report said.
In addition, ACNJ released the annual county profiles, rankings and the New Jersey Kids Count Pocket Guide 2015, which features 5-year trend data on the county level in key measures of child well-being, including poverty, health, child safety, education and juvenile justice.
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New Jersey Kids Count Pocket Guide
Kids Count Forums Scheduled
We’ll continue the conversation, looking more closely at county-level data, as well as statewide data by race, at two regional forums – one for South Jersey on June 4, the other for Central/North Jersey on June 18.
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