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Map Title: Population of Children by ZIP code - 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map from the Census Bureau shows the population of children in 2012 by ZIP code.

Map Title: 2013 Premature Birth Report Cards
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The March of Dimes issues its 2013 Premature Birth Report Cards, grading each state on the percentage of births in the state were premature. (Connecticut earned a "B.")

Map Title: Estimated Percent of Population in Poverty Ages 5 to 17, 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: CNN Money has overlayed average childcare costs as a percentage of median income on a map of the US.

Map Title: Childhood Food Insecurity
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap shows food insecurity for children at a county level for the whole country.

Map Title: Estimated Percent of Population in Poverty Ages 5 to 17, 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Rural Assistance Center has produced a map showing the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 who were living in poverty in 2011.

Map Title: Accessible Playgrounds
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: National Public Radio has produced a map showing the locations of accessible playgrounds across the country. Users are encouraged to add playgrounds that aren't yet on the map. The site gives guidelines for what to look for in accessible playgrounds that are added to the map including smooth surfaces through out the playground, ramps to equipment, accessible swings including swings with back support, and equipment that has sound and touch components.

Map Title: Rates of African American Disproportionality in Foster Care
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges produced a report, Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care, which includes national and state-level data.

Map Title: Boy Scout Abuse Cases, 1947 to 2005
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The LA Times created a map from the files the Boy Scouts recently released concerning Scout leaders who allegedly abused Scouts.

Map Title: 2007-2009 County Obesity Prevalence Among Low-Income Children Aged 2 to 4 Years
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the percentage in each county of low-income children, age 2 to 4, who are obese. The map is part of a report, which points out that since 1980, obesity rates for children and adolescents have tripled.

Map Title: Grades for States for Laws Protecting Families and Women
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Partnership for Women and Families prepared a report grading each state's effort to protect women and families.

Map Title: Juveniles Serving Life Without Parole
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The number of juveniles in each state serving life without parole as of 2009. Also information on minimum age for a juvenile to receive that sentence and whether that sentence is mandatory for certain crimes.

Map Title: Kids Count Data Center
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: From the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a wealth of information about the well-being of children in every state.

 
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