Governor Scott Walker has called a special session to make sweeping changes to Wisconsin’s public assistance program. Most of the bills in the Governor’s special session will restrict eligibility for important safety net programs or create administrative barriers to participation in those programs.
For America to reach its full economic, democratic, and moral potential, all children must have the opportunity to grow, develop, and thrive. We know that what children need: strong families; environments that support healthy early brain development; and the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills. We know from decades of work in foster care […]
Wisconsin ranks number 13 in overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. While the ranking indicates that Wisconsin’s children are faring better than 37 other states, it’s critical to note that Wisconsin’s children of color face some of the greatest racial disparities in the […]
Communities of color often face greater health challenges that lead to larger health disparities between them and their white peers. This is especially true for the Native American community.
Every year, children in Wisconsin are killed by guns. They die from their own hands, when they use a gun to commit suicide, or by the hands of other adults and children, who intentionally shoot them.
The Roadmap to Equity: A Two Generation Approach to Reducing Racial Disparities in Dane County is Race to Equity’s response to the data on the county’s severe racial disparities first identified in the its baseline report released in October of 2013. The Roadmap is organized around the broad theme of “Supporting More Parents to Succeed […]
Race to Equity’s Racial Equity Community Impact list is a preliminary compilation of over 125 racial equity initiatives that have been implemented throughout Dane County since the release of the Race to Equity Baseline Report. The list is comprised of initiatives developed by the Madison and Dane County governments, non-profit organizations, schools, the University of […]
You may recall that Sen. Whitehouse and Sen. Grassley introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) late in the last congressional session. But, clearly Sen. Grassley, now in the majority, is being a leading voice in promoting JJDPA reauthorization, on a strong bi-partisan basis, in the new Congress. Changes […]
As the United States continues to become a more diverse nation, much work remains to be done to ensure that all children, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have the opportunity to thrive. A policy report recently published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that children of color face immense barriers to success in […]