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NCJ Number: 161283 Find in a Library
Title: Maryland 1994 Kids Count Factbook
Corporate Author: Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc
Baltimore, MD 21201
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD 21202
Sale Source: Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc
300 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents statistics and trends on 15 outcome measures of child health, education, safety, and socioeconomic well-being of children in Maryland and includes statistics about juvenile violence, juvenile drug use, child abuse and neglect, and child fatalities.
Abstract: The economic measures include child poverty, child support, births to teenagers, and children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Health measures include low-birthweight infants; infant mortality; AIDS; lead poisoning; Medicaid; prenatal care; the Women, Infants and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program; school food and nutrition programs; and children's mental health. Safety data focus on child fatalities, adolescents' violent deaths, child abuse and neglect, juvenile violent crime arrests, juvenile services, school violence, and juvenile drug use. Data on preparation for adulthood cover educational performance, on-time graduation, high school completion, and early childhood and child care programs. The discussion notes that although educational outcomes and other measures are encouraging, little or no progress has been made in child and adolescent safety. Many adolescents report binge drinking of alcohol, and between 1985 and 1992, the number of school suspensions and expulsions for violence-related offenses increased 22.6 percent. Tables, figures, appended demographic profile of Maryland's children, and methodological information
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile drug use; Maryland; Violent juvenile offenders
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