Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 1991
Year of Last Input: 2012
Last Updated: Nov 28 2012
Project Location:
Newark, New Jersey
State / Province:
New Jersey
Lead Organization:
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Municipality, County, State/Province

Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Population, Poverty


New Jersey KIDS COUNT, a project of Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), is part of the national KIDS COUNT network, a state-by-state effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children at the local, state and national levels. The project’s major goal is to provide policymakers, advocates and the public with meaningful, reliable and timely data about the well-being of New Jersey children. New Jersey KIDS COUNT reports on a wide variety of indicators such as demographics, economic well-being, health, early care and education, child protection, juvenile justice and teens and young adults, among others. New Jersey Kids Count data are available in an interactive, online format through the KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER at There, you can access data for multiple years, create charts, graphs and maps and compare New Jersey to other states. In addition, ACNJ produces various Kids Count publications that include data on the state, county and city levels. These reports are available in hard copies, as well as on-line at

Project URL

Project Contact:

Nicole Hellriegel
Advocates for Children of New Jersey -
Newark New Jersey USA