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Annie E-News December 2007
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Foundations ask Presidential Candidates What They'll Do for America
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and other major national foundations to move the issues of poverty and opportunity in America to center stage during the 2008 presidential campaign and beyond. Visit to learn more about the presidential candidates' views on poverty and find daily updates, opinions, research and data, and links to blogs on poverty and hunger.

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot: The Growing Problem of Preterm Births
One in eight babies was born preterm in the United States in 2004. This represents more than half a million infants — the highest number ever recorded. Learn more about this growing problem and find out how your state ranks with data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT.

New State-Level Child Poverty Rates and Rankings
Create customized maps and graphs of more than 100 state-level indicators of child well-being, including new income, earnings, and poverty data released in August by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Resources on Juvenile Detention Reform

Beyond Detention: System Transformation Through Juvenile Detention Reform
The latest edition of the Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Pathways series documents the ways in which detention reforms in general – and JDAI’s comprehensive reform model in particular -- stimulate and support a broad array of other juvenile justice system improvements.

More from Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative >>

Profiles from the Field

2007 Family Strengthening Award Winners
Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides grants to national organizations that in turn make awards to exemplary local family strengthening programs. Learn how these programs are making a difference in the lives of children and families.