As a firm that focuses on Family Law, Cole Law Group attorneys witness daily the effects that family instability and abuse/neglect have on today's children. At times, it is heart-wrenching to deal with, so we have established a policy here at CLG that children's needs and welfare must always come first. Being a father of two teenagers myself, and having an interest in child advocacy, I decided to do some research on the current status of children in Tennessee.
My investigation led me to discover the Kids Count Data Center, a project funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that tracks the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children. Kids Count seeks to not ony gather the best available data regarding the condition of children on national, state, and local levels, but to be the catalyst for debate on how to secure better futures for all children. The policy and goals of the Kids Count initiative is to promote awareness of serious problems facing our children, to measure the outcomes of child welfare efforts, and to encourage public accountability for those outcomes. The Casey Foundation supports KIds Count organizations in 50 states, the District ofColumbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You may wish to explore the Kids Count Data Center at www.kidscount.org .