Children's Commission Releases Annual Report on State of City's Children

January 12, 2009  

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.