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    Children 17 and under exposed to violence

    Either directly or indirectly during the past year according to a national survey.  More than 20% had been bullied during their lifetime.

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    States with anti-bullying laws

    South Dakota was the 49th state to implement.  Find more on cyber-bullying, prevention techniques, who’s at risk, and how to get help at www.stopbullying.gov.

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    Decrease in teen birth rate

    CDC report says teen birth rates in 2010 were the lowest in 70 years for all ages and ethnic groups.

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    People released from prison or jail who are parents

    With half a million people released from prisons and 7 million from jails each year, HUD is encouraging multifamily housing owners to develop policies and procedures that allow those formerly incarcerated to rejoin their families in HUD-assisted housing while maintaining safety for residents.

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    Median annual earnings for women in 2010

    For those 15 or older who worked year-round, full time (Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010). See Census.gov in

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    Young fathers incarcerated by age 25

    Compared to only 6% of young men without children from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

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    Female veterans who were homeless in 2010

    This has doubled since 2006 according to estimates in a recent GAO report.  Many of the women live with their minor children.

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    Children living with one parent in 2009

    Learn about health and safety outcomes of children, with state rankings and family stories, in 2011 Kids Count Data Book, published by the Annie E.

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    Poor children without health care coverage

    According to recently released 2010 Census Bureau figures.

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      Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013

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      Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013

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      Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013

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      About half the states have more than 10,000 veterans in their child support caseload

      Learn more from the OCSE fact sheet Veterans in the Child Support Caseload.

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      The number of hits to our website in the past year

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      Of total child support collections in FY 2012 were from income withholding

      Income withholding increased by 3 percent, to $22.9 billion. See the OCSE FY 2012 Preliminary Report for details.