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2021-03-26T09:46:44-05:00

We know that children with health coverage are more likely to receive the preventive services they need, including immunizations; miss fewer days of school and have better educational outcomes; and grow up to be more economically secure and more likely to contribute to their communities

Lu, Peng-jun, Alissa O’Halloran, and Walter Williams. 2015. “Impact of Health Insurance Status on Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(6): [...]

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2021-03-23T11:09:23-05:00

While incarcerated, children are often provided with inadequate education instruction, health care, and counseling services and they are at greater risk of maltreatment, physical and psychological abuse, sexual assault, and suicide

Mendel, Richard. 2015. “Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities: An Update,” p. 2. Annie E. Casey Foundation. https://www.aecf.org/resources/maltreatment-of-youth-in-us-juvenile-corrections-facilities/.

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2021-03-26T09:22:56-05:00

While total state funding for preschool increased by 3.6 percent during the 2018-2019 school year, the increase was small compared to high growth years and spending per child was essentially flat after adjusting for inflation

Friedman-Krauss, Allison et al. 2020. “The State of Preschool 2019: State Preschool Yearbook,” p. 10. National Institute for Early Education Research. http://nieer.org/state-preschool-yearbooks/2019-2.

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2021-03-25T21:24:48-05:00

Youth of color and LGBTQ youth are at heightened risk of being placed in solitary confinement and youth with disabilities are often placed in isolation due to lack of available services or accommodations

Feierman, Jessica, Karen Kindell, and Natane Eaddy. 2017. “Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities,” p. 4. Juvenile Law Center. https://jlc.org/resources/unlocking-youth-legal-strategies-end-solitary-confinement-juvenile-facilities.

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