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8.3 Statistics from the Indiana Youth Institute

The IYI web site (www.iyi.org) uses data from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Education, TANF, the Indiana State Department of Health, CHINS, and the Child Protection Agency.  Based on this data, IYI Kids Count Database presents demographic, economic, education, social, health, juvenile crime, and early childhood indicators for both the state and its 92 counties for the years 1990-2002. The IYI database online allows the user to do comparisons across a series of up to about a dozen years,  and to do some mapping.

From IYI.org we gain valuable insight into the state of children, including early childhood, child protection, health, and economic well-being.  Statistics on economic well-being includes monthly average of families receiving TANF, monthly average of persons issued food stamps, and the percent of student in the county who receive free lunch  and/or textbooks.

STATS on early childhood include the number of children served by First Steps, the numbers of licensed child care centers, child care homes, child care ministries; and the number of licensed child care spaces per 100 children, ages 0-4.   Statistics concerning child care vouchers include the annual number of children receiving CCDF child care vouchers, and the monthly average of children on the waitlist for these vouchers.  

Child protection statistics from Child Protection Services (CPS, 2002)  report cases of child abuse processed and substantiated by CPS in 2002; cases of child neglect processed and substantiated; cases of child physical abuse cases substantiated; child sexual abuse cases substantiated; and an overall child abuse and neglect rate.

Three County statistics relate to Juveniles and the Law.  IYI reports the number of juveniles committed to the Department of Correction, the number of status case filings , and delinquency case filing.

8.  Complementary Resources*

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