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Federal Report Provides Statistics on Child and Family Issues

July 12, 2011

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2011" (NCJ 235151). The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum.

Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which provides detailed information on the welfare of children and families. This year's report provides detailed statistics about youth's family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Findings from the 2011 report suggest that fewer 12th graders engaged in binge drinking, more 8th graders reported using drugs, and fewer teens died from injuries.

Read more findings in the full report, available online.

Resources:

To read the full report, visit http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/index.asp.

Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/shoppingcart/ShopCart.aspx?item=NCJ%20235151&repro=0.

 

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