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Since 1997, the Council has been a member of the state-level KIDS COUNT network, supported with funding by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A primary objective of the New York State KIDS COUNT project is to disseminate county-level data that focuses on child well-being in order to advance the use of children’s health, education and well-being indicators as a tool for policy development, planning and accountability. Utilizing a framework called New York State Touchstones, data from numerous state agencies are organized by six major life areas: Economic Security, Physical and Emotional Health, Education, Citizenship, Family, and Community. Each life area has a set of goals and objectives representing expectations about the future and a set of indicators reflecting the status of children and families. The Council produces an annual data book and special reports focusing on emerging and specific topics. The Council also partnered with the Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Court Administration to present child-focused, child welfare and court data in The Child in Child Welfare and the Courts Data Book (2006).