Every person in Wisconsin deserves a chance to climb the economic ladder. But too many in Wisconsin are still trapped in poverty, years after the recession has ended. By making sure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, we can build broad prosperity in Wisconsin. PDF Infographic for 2014 Wisconsin poverty levels
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 […]
The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The link between childhood maltreatment and risk of delinquency and criminal behavior is well-established. This policy brief provides an introduction to the system changes we need to make to better serve youth who experience maltreatment and end up in the juvenile justice system.
Childhood poverty is increasing in Wisconsin faster than the national rate. Milwaukee has the fourth-highest level of concentrated poverty of any large city in America, and we have huge racial disparities in child poverty rates.
WCCF has analyzed county-level Census Bureau data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage for 21 Wisconsin counties, and found that state residents have not yet fully rebound from the impact of the recession that began five years ago.
This poster highlights a wide range of indicators of the well-being of children who live in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee. Read more…
These snapshots are a follow up to the state data posted last year, and it includes juvenile arrest information through 2010. Counties continue to make strides in reducing correctional placements while at the same time lowering arrest numbers.
Last year the state budget process was extremely contentious throughout Wisconsin. Lost on many amid the furor over collective bargaining, cuts to K-12 education, and reduced aid to our communities was the repeal of in-state tuition for undocumented students.