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KIDS COUNT in Delaware 2009 Wilmington Fact Book

KIDS COUNT in Delaware 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up

KIDS COUNT in Delaware Issue Brief: Children in Poverty


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Recent studies and projects have focused on:
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Local and community-based development
• Community Development and Family Support: Forging a Practical Nexus to Strengthen Families and Communities

Housing and homelessness

• Linking Housing and Public Schools in the HOPE VI Public Housing Revitalization Program: A Case Study Analysis of Four Developments in Four Cities
•Delaware Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
•Homelessness in Delaware: Twenty Years of Data Collection and Research


Crime and Justice

• Civil Justice in Delaware:Civil Case Processing in Superior Court
• Dealing with Domestic Violence: A Comparative Look at Case Processing in Family Court of the State of Delaware, 1989-90 v. 1995-96
• Dealing with Domestic Violence: Family Court of the State of Delaware
• Crime & Justice in the Enterprise Community:The Public’s View
• Handgun Violence in Delaware: A Picture of the State
• Crime in the Wilmington Enterprise Community

Poverty and welfare reform
• Legal Needs in Delaware: The Low-Income Population
The Impact of Welfare Reform on Nonprofits and the People They Serve in Delaware

Media and public policy

• Framing Responsibility on Local Television News
• Crime, Community & Local TV News: Covering Crime in Philadelphia & Baltimore
• Making the Movies Real: The Death Penalty & Local TV News
• Location, Location, Location: Urban & Suburban Crime on Local TV News
• Local TV News Media Project

Community Needs Assessment for Delaware
The Center for Community Research and Service carried out a community needs assessment for the state of Delaware to identify the major social and economic issues that are affecting communities, neighborhoods, and families within the state and to gain insight into how these issues can be effectively dealt with in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

• Volume One: Executive Summary and Overview

• Volume Two, Synthesis of Findings: Introduction
• Volume Two, Chapter One: Methodology
• Volume Two, Chapter Two: Population and Economic Trends
• Volume Two, Chapter Three: Social and Economic Needs at the Neighborhood Level
• Volume Two, Chapter Four: Household Needs
• Volume Two, Chapter Five: Capabilities of Delaware's Social Service System
• Volume Two, Chapter Six: Implications for the Future
• Volume Three: Inventory of Existing Needs Assessment Reports Summary
• Volume Three: Full Inventory

Kids Count/Families Count in Delaware

Kids Count in Delaware 2003 Fact Book
Kids Count in Delaware 2003 Data Tables
Wilmington Kids Count 2003 Fact Book
Wilmington Kids Count 2003 Data Tables
Kids Count in Delaware 2004 Fact Book
Kids Count in Delaware 2004 Data Tables
Kids Count in Delaware 2005 Fact Book: Part 1
Kids Count in Delaware 2005 Fact Book: Part 2
Kids Count in Delaware 2005 Fact Book: Data Tables
Kids Count in Delaware 2006 Fact Book
Kids Count in Delaware 2007 Fact Book
Kids Count in Delaware 2008 Fact Book
Kids Count in Delaware 2009 Fact Book
Kids Count in Delaware 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up
Kids Count in Delaware Issue Brief: Indicators for Early Success (2008)
Kids Count in Delaware Issue Brief: Hispanic Children & Families (2009)
Kids Count in Delaware Issue Brief: Children in Poverty (2009)
The Association of Health Insurance Coverage and Health Indicators (2008)
Communities Count in Delaware (2005): Introduction and New Castle County Data
Communities Count in Delaware (2005): Kent & Sussex County Data
Wilmington Kids Count 2005 Fact Book
Wilmington Kids Count--Letter from Mayor Baker
Wilmington Kids Count 2005 Resource List
• Kids Voices Count 1997: Delaware Teenagers Talk To Each Other About Sex and Teen Pregnancy
• Kids Voices Count 1998: Listening to Delaware's Children Talk About Tobacco
• Kids Voices Count 1999: Listening to Delaware's Children Talk About Factors for Success
• Kids Voices Count 2000: Delaware Teens Talk About Each Other's Problems
• Kids Voices Count 2002: Delaware Teens Talk About Social Issues

Family and community relationships

• Community Development and Family Support: Forging a Practical Nexus to Strengthen Families and Communities

Hunger and food security

Urban and neighborhood planning and governance

Program evaluation

Nonprofit governance and leadership

Nonprofit government relationships

Information technology and community development