Educate and Inform
TCCY gathers, analyzes and reports information on children and families in various publications, including the annual KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee, tracking the status of children’s educational, socioeconomic and physical well-being. Tennessee’s KIDS COUNT Project is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects. TCCY participates with the Casey Foundation in the release of reports on child well-being nationally, including the annual National KIDS COUNT Data Book.
TCCY oversees resource mapping of all funding through the state budget to help children in Tennessee be safe, healthy, educated, nurtured and supported and engaged in activities to succeed in school and become productive adults. A report on prior fiscal year spending is submitted to the General Assembly annually. Twenty-three state agencies serving children reported on expenditures during fiscal year 2012-13.
Tennessee Compilation of Laws on Children, Youth and Families
TCCY publishes the Tennessee Compilation of Selected Laws on Children, Youth and Families. The Compilations are distributed to juvenile court judges and staff, state agencies, attorneys and others serving children.
TCCY also distributes information through:The Advocate newsletter;
Reports produced by TCCY’s collaborative and advocacy programs are available on the agency website.