Media Advisory

Embargoed copies of Kids Count products available
 Catherine Felegi | | 908-578-8500

New Kids Count Reports Detail the State of New Jersey's Children

Who: Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), a KIDS COUNT grantee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation 

What: Advocates for Children of New Jersey is hosting a virtual release of their New Jersey Kids Count 2020 Pocket Guide and Data Dashboard, providing pre-pandemic data for the state and each of the 21 counties that will serve as benchmarks as we examine the impact of COVID-19 and monitor the state’s recovery. The release also coincides with the national KIDS COUNT report, Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond, a 50-state report analyzing how families are faring during the COVID-19 crisis, developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Where: Electronic. Register here for the virtual release, featuring speakers Cecilia Zalkind, president and CEO of ACNJ and Alana Vega, ACNJ Kids Count coordinator.

When: Monday, December 14th at 10:30 a.m.

Why: The COVID-19 pandemic has radically transformed our society and we know that households are struggling. By providing pre-pandemic data on child well-being, as well as a snapshot of how children and families are currently coping with the public health crisis, ACNJ hopes policymakers, state and local leaders will use these data products as a tool for informed decision-making. 

Embargoed copies can be obtained by contacting Catherine Felegi at or via phone at 908-578-8500.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey | 35 Halsey Street Newark , New Jersey 07102

Questions? Email us at or call us at  (973) 643-3876.

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