Statistical and Policy Sources
The following resources offer useful statistics and data on demographics, geography, risk factors and policies, child labor, education, youth and juvenile law, child welfare, and social policy.
General and Demographic
Bureau of Justice Statistics - Provides information on crime and statistics related to criminal offenders and victims of crime.
Office of Justice Programs - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Statistical Briefing Book collects data and disseminates information on child maltreatment, school crime victiminzation, suicide, juvenile correctional facilities, and juveniles in adult correctional facilities.
U.S. Census Bureau - Provides population data and statistics.
U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) - News, blogs, data, and statistics on child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, trade and worker rights, and diplomacy.
ILAB Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) - A toolkit for responsible businesses explaining social compliance, child labor and forced labor definitions, data, and statistics.
National Center for Education Statistics - A federal entity within the Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, NCES collects, analyzes and reports on the condition of education in the United States and other nations.
EdStats: The World Bank - Provides comprehensive data on educational topics such as literacy, access, and expenditures.
Report Card on American Education - Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform has been published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): (free download)
U.S. Census Bureau – Education - The U.S. Census Bureau's education data reporting on educational attainment, school enrollment, teaching, and public school finances.
Youth and Juvenile Law Statistics
Child Stats.gov - Access to national data sets on Family and Social Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment and Safety, Behavior, Education, and Health.
Child Trends Data Bank - Provides a data bank on the research and latest trends based on more than 100 indicators, including child welfare, poverty, marriage, health, adoptions, international concerns, and social-emotional development.
Children’s Defense Fund (see Research Library, Policy Priorities and News Room)
Children’s Rights - Defends abused and neglected children from languishing in foster care.
Kid’s Count Data Center (see subtopics)
National Center for Children in Poverty - Risk factors calculator.
National Center for Youth Law - A non-profit law firm that acts as a resouce for private attorneys, researches and analyzes legal issues, and provides legal services free of charge.
UNICEF - Convention on the Rights of the Child
Child Welfare and Social Policy
Child Welfare Information Gateway - The State Resources database provides access to child-welfare related state legislation, adoption agencies, support groups, publications, organizations, adoption assistance and adoption-related services, and state and local initiatives to improve the management of workload issues.