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Children in the states factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, April 2013
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk. more info >
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2012, 162 pp.
National survey that monitors six categories of health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults (grades 9-12). The study addresses violence, tobacco and drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, and physical activity. Includes state-by-state comparisons. more info >
Notorious to notable: The crucial role of the philanthropic community in transforming the juvenile justice system in Washington, D.C.
The Campaign for Youth Justice, December 2011, 36 pp.
Highlights the ways that the philanthropic community aided the transformation of Washington D.C.'s juvenile justice system. more info >
Garden of truth: The prostitution and trafficking of Native women in Minnesota
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research and Education, October 2011, 69 pp.
Assesses the life circumstances of Native women in prostitution in Minnesota, including their needs and the extent to which those needs are or are not being met. more info >
Indicators of school crime and safety: 2009
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2009, 176 pp.
Presents national data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population. more info >
Domestic violence: Results from the 2008 Minnesota Crime Victim Survey
Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs and Greater Twin Cities United Way, July 2009, 28 pp.
Presents the domestic violence results from a statewide assessment of crime victimization and response to victimization. Specific data include victim demographics, feelings of safety in the community, and the impact of crimes. more info >
Blueprints for Violence Prevention programs that reduce truancy and/or improve school attendance
National Center for School Engagement, January 2007, 28 pp.
Describes model programs offered in schools, the community and other settings that address truancy, school attendance, and student achievement. more info >