According to New Jersey Kids Count 2015, New Jersey’s black, Hispanic and mixed-race children are more likely to live in poverty, have poorer health, be involved in the state child protection and juvenile justice systems and struggle in school.
In a special section in this year’s report, Advocates for Children of New Jersey Count compiled statistics on key measures of child well-being broken down by race. This information is increasingly important as children of color comprise a larger share of all New Jersey children, with nearly half being black, Hispanic, Asian, another race or a mixture of races.
In addition, ACNJ released the annual county profiles, rankings and the New Jersey Kids Count Pocket Guide 2015, which features 5-year trend data on the county level in key measures of child well-being, including poverty, health, child safety, education and juvenile justice.
Kids Count Forums Scheduled
We’ll continue the conversation, looking more closely at county-level data, as well as statewide data by race, at two regional forums – one for South Jersey on June 4, the other for Central/North Jersey on June 18.