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Advocates for Children of New JerseyMay 31 , 2017     


New Jersey 2017 KIDS COUNT Recap                                 

Get the data. Then use it.

At the release of our annual statewide KIDS COUNT data report, ACNJ President/CEO Cecilia Zalkind challenged attendees to use the data as "ammunition" to drive positive change for children.

With New Jersey's rate of uninsured kids at an all-time low, federal investments are paying off. But the threat of deep cuts to federal safety-net programs like Medicaid and SNAP might derail these positive outcomes for children. And in light of the upcoming statewide election for Governor and legislators, ACNJ is encouraging fellow advocates to speak up for kids at every opportunity.

Get Interactive

View interactive charts that highlight juvenile justice, health insurance, PARCC scores, and lead testing data from the report:

  • Juvenile detention admissions compared to child demographic data reveal racial disparities
  • PARCC scores show differences by income and race
  • Health insurance data show progress made over last five years
  • Lead data show percentage of kids tested and found with high lead levels in each county

#NJVotes4Kids Gets Candidates Talking About Kids

At the release of NJ KIDS COUNT, ACNJ invited gubernatorial candidates to share their agenda for children. Some who could not attend, submitted their own video.  See what they said.

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