Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
August 4, 2009
Juvenile Justice
New Issue Brief Released on 
Juvenile Justice in Rhode Island
RI Training School Youth Development Center
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its latest Issue Brief entitled Juvenile Justice in Rhode Island, at a policy roundtable at the Rhode Island Training School, Youth Development Center on July 24, 2009. The Issue Brief contains comprehensive data on the juvenile justice system in Rhode Island, including information about youth referred to Rhode Island Family Court, youth at the Training School and trends in the types of offenses committed by youth. The Issue Brief also provides a series of recommendations for preventing youth involvement in the juvenile justice system, alternatives to incarceration, and other strategies to improve youth outcomes. View the article about the Issue Brief, Violent Crimes by R.I. Youths Down, by W. Zachary Malinowski published in the The Providence Journal.
Child Well-Being 
20th Annual National KIDS COUNT Data Book
Now Available
2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book
Rhode Island ranks 15th best in the nation, up from 21st last year, for overall child well-being based on an index of 10 key indicators tracked in the 2009 National KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on July 28, 2009. The report also highlights the work of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and calls for a "data revolution" to track progress and improve the lives of vulnerable kids. View the Rhode Island Fact Sheet and profile. New in 2009 are a widget to add to your website and the ability to browse the Data Book on your mobile phone at mobile.kidscount.org.
RI Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist on the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Television Show
Commissioner Deborah Gist
New Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Gist discusses her vision for Rhode Island to achieve a high quality education system and her plan for her first 100 days in office on the latest episode of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Cable Television Show with Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.
2009 General Assembly Session
Release of the 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up
2009 Legislative Wrap-Up
Read Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's 2009 Legislative Wrap-up for selected laws and budget appropriations considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly in its 2009 legislative session affecting children in the areas of economic well-being, health, education, child care and early childhood education, and safety.
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In This Issue
star New Issue Brief Released on Juvenile Justice in RI
star 20th Annual National KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available
star RI Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist on the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Television Show
star Release of 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up
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