The New Health Insurance Landscape Infographic

As the new Marketplace Open Enrollment begins here’s an updated version of our infographic detailing how different groups are affected by the new health insurance landscape. Continue reading

A Light at the End of a Long Tunnel for JJDPA Reauthorization?

You may recall that Sen. Whitehouse and Sen. Grassley introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) late in the last congressional session. But, clearly Sen. Grassley, now in the majority, is being a leading … Continue reading

YoungStar in Wisconsin Analysis of Data as of July 2014

The brief describes the remarkable progress made in the implementation of YoungStar statewide, including information on ratings statewide and by region, efforts to help programs improve, and considerations and challenges for the future. Continue reading

Use of Juvenile Detention Continues to Decline in 2013

WCCF has just released a Detention Data Report 2013, a summary of data from the Juvenile Secure Detention Register (JSDR) managed by the Department of Justice. All Juvenile Detention facilities are required to report admission data through the JSDR. In … Continue reading

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Support for early childhood education is bipartisan: Comments from Governors all across the country

Is investing in early learning and development a bipartisan issue? Yes, according to a recent post by Eye on Early Education: Governors Across America Talk About Early Childhood Education. The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) reports, “According to the Education … Continue reading

How Program Investments Provide Stability for Families and Hope for Children

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a KIDS COUNT ® Data Snapshot, Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States, which highlights a way to better measure poverty than the traditional Federal Poverty Measure.  The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) … Continue reading

Governor’s Child Care Budget: A Step Forward

The Governor’s 2015-17 biennial budget proposals show modest increases for child care in a very tight fiscal environment. The increases in the child care budget are noteworthy after years of budget cuts. 1. Increase in Child Care Payment Rates Continued … Continue reading

Do Youth in Juvenile Court Really Need to be Shackled?

It is common practice in Wisconsin and around the country that youth who are in secure custody come into their court hearings in shackles of one kind or another.  Almost always this is because that is how adult inmates are … Continue reading

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Support for early childhood education is bipartisan: Comments from Governors all across the country

Is investing in early learning and development a bipartisan issue? Yes, according to a recent post by Eye on Early Education: Governors Across America Talk About Early Childhood Education. The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) reports, “According to the Education … Continue reading

Issues & Ales

Join WCCF for Issues & Ales on Wednesday, March 11 at The Coopers Tavern from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Madison. This edition of Issues and Ales will feature discussion on incarceration and inequality, with a specific focus on how … Continue reading

The Casey Foundation Releases Information on the Supplemental Poverty Measure

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a KIDS COUNT ® Data Snapshot, Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States, which highlights a way to better measure poverty than the traditional Federal Poverty Measure.  The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) … Continue reading

“Healthcare Got Love” Enrollment Event

One final event to get covered in the Madison area is taking place this weekend.  These events provide assistance for children and families in using the healthcare.gov marketplace to find health insurance. For more information, click here:  “Healthcare Got Love“