KNOW, SHARE, ENGAGE & BUILD
Research and Reports
See the Change: Girls’ Juvenile Justice Trends on the First Coast
A new report demonstrates progress for girls in the 4th Judicial Circuit, which used to be considered the harshest district in Florida. Read More
U.S. concentrated poverty in the wake of the Great Recession
In spite of the declining unemployment rate, the amount of people living under the federal poverty line in the United States continues to remain stuck at recession-era record levels even though the recession ended in 2009. Read the Report
Breaking New Ground on the First Coast: Examining Girls’ Pathways into the Juvenile Justice System
Learn research-based findings of what girls in Florida’s Juvenile Justice system say about their pathways in the system. Read the Report
Kids’ Share 2014 Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Though 2013
Based on the Kids Share report 2014 federal spending on children increased slightly in aggregate real dollars between 2012 and 2013, that spending lagged behind the expanding economy, leaving children with a smaller share. Without changes to current law, federal spending on children is expected to continue declining. Children’s programs will receive a very small portion of the growth— just 2 cents of every dollar of the projected increase. Learn more. Read the Report
Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls
Support for the mission and work of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center was made even more important by the release of the Gender Injustice Report. Research from the report indicates that even as systems are initiating reforms and changing their approach, they are routinely failing to modify those reforms for girls or even to collect data on how girls are affected by the problems they are seeking to remedy. Read the Report
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Sharing is the universal language of human interaction, which brain scientists call the essential ingredient for strengthening social ties and enhancing quality of life. At Voices for Florida, our members gain a sense of unity and common purpose by connecting and sharing high-impact knowledge.
Collaboration is not a spectator sport. Activities that bring people together to engage in collective problem-solving or raise awareness create powerful connections that can last a lifetime and literally change the world. Voices for Florida offers members diverse ways to get engaged and contribute to help build a better future for us all.
Rooted in the Old English word for “bold,” the act of building is inspired and driven by the courage and confidence that the effort will have impact. Simply put, when Voices for Florida members know, share and engage, they collectively drive better outcomes to build strong communities and successful families, creating a better future for our children.