Kids Count


What is KIDS COUNT?

The KIDS COUNT USVI Data Book provides information on and documents challenges to child well-being in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its purpose is to promote dialogue on children's issues, and to stimulate community response to improve the health, safety and economic status of VI children, from birth to age 18.

Since 2000, the KIDS COUNT USVI Data Book has been compiled and published each year by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI).

USVI KIDS COUNT is part of a national initiative, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to create a detailed community-by-community picture of the condition of children nationwide. There are now KIDS COUNT projects in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The Annie E. Casey Foundation annually produces a summary document reporting state-level data and national trends.

In December 2016, CFVI released the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book at the Annual KIDS COUNT Community Forums on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Below is the presentation used which outlines key findings from the 2015 report. Click below to view the 2015 KIDS COUNT Prezi .

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Report

This ground-breaking report analyzes trends in the VI from 1990, 2000 and 2010 censuses at a Territory, island and neighborhood level. Assessing trends in population, economy, health and well-being and other key factors reveals some startling statistics; statistics that are extremely valuable for policymakers and program implementers concerned with improving the Virgin Islands.

PRB Report – Children in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Results from the 2010 Census

KIDS COUNT Issue Briefs

This is the first in a series of issue briefs concerning school readiness indicators for children in the Virgin Islands. This introductory brief serves to familiarize readers with a definition, key indicators, and up-to-date statistics on school readiness in the Territory.

School Readiness Issue Brief #1

KIDS COUNT Data Books

KIDS COUNT Data Center

The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides in-depth historical and current data on all available indicators for the Virgin Islands. Hosted by the National KIDS COUNT Initiative, data are drawn from both local and national sources.

Contact Anna Scarbriel at ascarbriel@cfvi.net for more information.



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