Probably all over the place, in different formats, with lots of gaps. State and local leaders routinely lament that while they have plenty of numbers about children and youth, they don’t have a complete or coherent picture.
Armed with a comprehensive set of data about young people, leaders can make better decisions about services and supports. They can see what approaches are working. They can guide their community or state in setting priorities about what resources to provide, to whom, and where.