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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Council addresses poverty, needs of youth


July 18, 2019

The Escambia County (Ala.) Children's Policy Council (CPC) held it's quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 27, to give updates on programs and events that help area youth and solicited board members' input on needs assessment in the county, noting that Alabama ranks 44th out of 50 in child well-being.

CPC Executive Director Karean Reynolds said according to a recent report, Alabama is 44th out of 50 for child well-being and was 42nd out of 50 last year. The video shown at the meeting stated the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses 16 indicators to rank the state ranking. The reasons the state can't...

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