Kentucky Youth Advocates has begun rolling out the RCCW work in Hardin County. KYA has been conducting interviews with community members and analyzing child well-being data by race and ethnicity.
All youth need strong relationships with their family, school and community in order to achieve positive outcomes and successfully transition into adulthood. Communities benefit when family- and youth-serving systems provide opportunities for success for all youth, yet opportunities are too often cut short for African-American and Hispanic youth. African-American youth come into contact with Kentucky’s child welfare, juvenile justice, and public welfare systems at a disproportionately high number compared to their proportion in the child population. African-American youth also face disparate health and education outcomes. Our systems serving youth can ensure equity for all youth by intentionally evaluating the impact of policies and practices on different racial and ethnic populations where disparities have been documented.
View the Hardin County data profile (pdf)
View the Hardin County data update 6-14-2012 (pdf)
View the Hardin County data update 9-26-2012 (pdf)
View the Hardin County data update 3-14-2013 (pdf)