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Utah Job Quality Report 2020

02 September 2020
In Honor of Labor Day, Voices for Utah Children releases Utah Job Quality Report 2020 Salt Lake City -- This morning Voices for Utah Children released the "Utah Job Quality Report 2020." The report was released four days before Labor…

Report: Striving for Equity in Utah's Juvenile Justice System

28 July 2020
Utah’s juvenile justice reform effort, begun in 2016, had four primary goals: promote public safety; limit system costs; reduce recidivism; and improve outcomes for youth, families and communities. HB239 and subsequent pieces of reform-oriented legislation have led to a smaller, more…

LEFT OUT: Adding Up the Cost of Excluding Undocumented Utahns from State and Federal COVID-19 Relief

27 July 2020
Voices for Utah Children and Comunidades Unidas Release New Report: "LEFT OUT: Adding Up the Cost of Excluding Undocumented Utahns from State and Federal COVID-19 Relief" Salt Lake City - This morning, July 28, 2020, two Utah nonprofit organizations, Voices…

Utah Ranked 4th in Overall Child Well-being according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation

22 June 2020
The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2020 KIDS COUNT Profile

2020 Election Guide to Issues Affecting Children

04 May 2020
2020 Election Issues Guide American psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner formulated the Ecological Systems Theory to explain how the inherent qualities of children and their environments interact to influence how they grow and develop. As Utah grapples with the effects of the…

A Supplement to the 2019 Utah KIDS COUNT Data Book - Talking KIDS Tour 2019

10 February 2020
In 2019, we took on the ambitious goal of visiting every county in Utah.  We shared county information from our annual KIDS COUNT book and talked about the importance of the upcoming Census 2020.  To read about the key issues…

Utah KIDS COUNT Project Releases Annual Data

17 October 2019
2019 edition shows highs and lows for kids The Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, provides timely, accurate, and accessible data on how kids are doing in Utah. KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a…

Immigrant Families In Utah: Addressing Immigrant Children’s Mental Health

14 October 2019
Utah has a long-standing commitment to immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. This brief provides an overview of immigrant families and children in our state, current political and policy issues affecting immigrant families, and how this impacts the mental health of Utah…

Tax Reform Policy Positions

09 September 2019
Voices for Utah Children Tax Reform Policy Positions September 2019 The mission of Voices for Utah Children is to make Utah a place where all children thrive. We start with one basic question: "Is it good for kids?" We believe…

Breaking Down Data to Help All Families Thrive

26 July 2019
Breaking Down Data to Help All Families Thrive At Voices for Utah Children we start with the question, “Is it good for kids?” We advocate for data-driven policy and community solutions to improve the lives of all children. This data…