Promoting improved services for troubled youth

since 1982

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Kids Count News (

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has released the 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book featuring 10 key measures it has used to track the well-being of children in each state since 1990. The data is used to provide state profiles of child well-being and to rank the states.