Good decision-making on behalf of children and youth starts with quality data to track key indicators of child well-being, illuminate emerging trends, highlight resource and opportunity gaps, and empower advocates and communities to make a compelling case for change.

09_Childrens_Index_pt_1-1The North Carolina Children’s Index provides a wealth of demographic data that demonstrate the state’s public policy successes as well as its missed opportunities in safeguarding the well-being of children and youth. The Index serves as an important tool for planning and action to be taken by policymakers, parents, advocates, and members of the general public.