All children need safe and secure environments to thrive and grow. We track key indicators of child welfare to ensure children live in safe homes, schools and neighborhoods.

Our Priorities

To reach these goals, we are focused on reducing:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Infant Mortality

To learn more about safety outcomes in DC, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.



Washington, DC – April 18, 2017 – The new Ward Snapshots released today by DC Action for Children reveal growing prosperity throughout the District for a number of families, but not all. The data presented in these Snapshots share improvements while also highlighting resource disparities and barriers to opportunity that many DC children and their families continue to face.


The District is excluded from a national downward trend of abuse and neglect.


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Data Tools 2.0

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