Wednesday June 14th the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 Kids Count Data Book - State Trends in Child Well-Being. This comprehensive report is "a premier source of data on children and families." You can download the report from this post, as well as on the Kids Count website, where you can also access an interactive data map in their Data Center.
This is an invaluable amount of data available to the public, relevant to anyone working with children and families - with the ability to create customized reports by state, territory, and city. As well as gain national perspective and look at rankings across topics and characteristics. For example, you can compare the number of children involved in child abuse investigations across the nation, or state by state. This and many more metrics are available.
Thank you Annie E. Casey Foundation!