Mayor John Peyton, City Council member Michael Corrigan and the Jacksonville Children's Commission joined today for the release the 2009 State of Jacksonville's Children: Racial and Ethnic Disparities Report, which highlights disparities in opportunities and outcomes among children of different races living in Jacksonville.
To obtain a copy of the report, visit www.jaxkids.net and click on the “Community Information and Resources” button or call the Commission at (904) 630-3647.
Since 2005, the Commission has created an annual, in-depth State of the Child Report. Each report has identified what our child population looks like, where they live, their poverty status, health status, educational attainment and other well-being indicators for children and how well - or poorly - our children are faring.
The 2009 report focuses on the statistical trends revealed in the 2007 Profile Report: Jacksonville Child Trends & Statistics, 1990-2005 and addresses the negative outcomes closely tied to Health Zone 1 — Jacksonville's urban core.
The information in the report can provide the first step in framing a relevant conversation on exactly where the city's child inequalities exist and how they can be best addressed.