The Partnership For Children (PFC), Kansas City, recently released the KIDS COUNT in Missouri 2012 Data Book documenting the status of children in all 114 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis. The annual publication is a collaborative project of the PFC through a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) -University of Missouri, the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), and many other public and private organizations from across the state. The book was released by PFC and OSEDA April 2 at a press conference in conjunction with the CTF Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention in Jefferson City.
The resource provides information on measures of child well-being covering areas such as health, education, financial security, juvenile justice and child protection. Data for the report is compiled from more than 80 federal, state, county and municipal sources by OSEDA. Primary funding for the project is provided by Annie E. Casey and the Children’s Trust Fund.