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To keep Silicon Valley Children’s Agenda Network members and interested community members informed, KIC has made available this online clearinghouse of information regarding the wellbeing of children in our community. Here you’ll find policy reports and evaluations, relevant news articles, issue briefs and more, all ready to download in easy-to-read PDF formats.

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Santa Clara County Children's Agenda: Indicators of Child Health and Well Being

The Children’s Bill of Rights is a vision for the county’s youth, and the Children’s Agenda focuses that vision, telling us what progress we are making toward achieving our goals. Through the Children’s Bill of Rights, community leaders and advocates have set forth a vision of success for our children, viewing each child and adolescent as a future resource for our society. The data in this report shows how well we are meeting the vision of the Children’s Agenda: Every child safe, healthy, successful in learning, successful in life.

2014 Children's Agenda Data Book (NEW) 

2013 Children's Agenda Data Book

2012 Children's Agenda Data Book

2011 Children's Agenda Data Book

Big Ideas: Game Changers for Children

In an effort to generate new and innovative ideas to improve child well-being in the United States, First Focus called upon both seasoned policy thinkers and emerging stars to provide game-changing proposals designed to advance federal children's policy. Big Ideas is a collection of 17 policy papers which provide creative solutions to help develop a national agenda for children's public policy.

Santa Clara County's Bill of Rights for Children and Youth is a featured innovative idea.

Click Here for information on how to get a free copy of the book. 

Children's Report:

2007 Santa Clara County Children’s Report: For a copy of this report please send an email to

Key Indicators of Well-Being

This 2007 Children’s Report, published by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, gives you a snapshot of how children are faring. For more data on how Santa County children are doing you can go to

2005 Santa Clara County Children’s Report: For a copy of this report please send an email to

Key Indicators of Well-Being

This report provides the community with extensive data about the wellbeing of our children and highlights disparities across health, social welfare, education, and juvenile justice indicators by age, gender, and ethnicity.

Greenbook Initiative

Final Evaluation Report of the Santa Clara County Greenbook Initiative: Toward a More Coordinated, County-wide Response to Family Violence.

In 1998 the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Family Violence Department brought together a group of national experts to write a policy blueprint to design effective interventions between Child Welfare Services, domestic violence agencies, and the juvenile dependency court. Because of its green cover, the policy manual became fondly referred to as the "Greenbook." In December of 2000 and January of 2001, the U.S. Department of communities under an Inter-Departmental demonstration initiative: "Collaborations to Address Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment" to implement guidelines from the Greenbook. Santa Clara County applied for and was selected as one of six pilot sites around the country to implement policies from the Greenbook. In Santa Clara County, project management was provided by Kids in Common.


For a copy of the Final Evaluation Report please send an email to