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CRY America's Child Rights model of change is based on its experience and expertise of working with the issues of Indian children. It recognizes that there are several expert organizations in the USA that have a better understanding and greater expertise of working with the situation of US children. Based on the project selection process outlined, CRY America has partnered with such expert organizations and has so far supported the US projects below:


Given our understanding and research, CRY America will deploy its resources within the following framework to impact the lives of children in the USA:

  • Supported Projects should have a meaningful and sustainable impact in the lives of US children - specially reaching out to the most underprivileged and under-served children.
  • Supported projects should be working on critical issues of need and deprivation. Our current issue priorities will be the issue of Child Abuse & Neglect and the issue of Child Health.
  • Selection criteria for US Projects will be as follows:
    • Organizations with 501c3 approval
    • Organizations working with underprivileged/ under-served US children
    • Organizations working on critical issues affecting US children
    • Organizations with strong parents & community outreach
    • Organizations should be inclusive + non religious + non partisan
    • Organizations that are working with the US government to improve legislations/ policies/ programs for children or those that work towards ensuring the effective implementation of federal/state programs for children
    • Organizations track record should include presentation of their achievements/ impact, publish their annual reports and are transparent with their organizational information on their website
  • US Grant Allocations & Approvals: Of the total Grants deployed to US Projects:
    • 80% will be allocated to national organizations - to be approved by the Board
    • 20% will be allocated through CRY America Action Centers - to be approved by the CEO & Board Volunteer Representative.
  • Project Review & Reports:
    • National Projects would require documentation to include a Grant Proposal, Grant Agreement & Year End Grant Report for all supported Projects.
    • Local Projects will be recommended by Action Centers through a Project Recommendation Form along with the organizations latest Annual report. All local projects would need to be visited by the Action Center representative prior to the recommendation. Please use the AC Project Recommendation Form available here, download, fill and send back to


If you feel that your organization qualifies for a Grant from CRY America as per the above mentioned criteria, please do submit your RFS Form to for consideration.


  • 6.9 million children (10%) had no health insurance coverage in 2006
  • 13% of children in families with incomes <$20,000
  • 17% of children in families with an income from $20,000-$34,999 had no health insurance, compared with 3% of children in families with an income of $75,000 or more.
  • Children in poor/near poor families were more likely to be uninsured and have unmet or delayed medical care than children in families that were not poor.
  • 1.8 million children (2%) were unable to get medical care due to cost, and 2.9 million (4%) children had delayed medical care due to concern with cost.
  • Children in single mother families were more likely to be unable to get medical  care / receive delayed medical care compared to children in families with two parents
  • Non-Hispanic Black children were more likely to have two or more visits to an emergency room in the last 12 months than non-Hispanic White children or Hispanic children. Children with Medicaid / public coverage were more likely to have two or more emergency room visits in the last 12 months than children with no health insurance or children with private health insurance.
  • School loss days due to illness or injury.
  • Children in families with lowest income were twice as more likely as children in families with the highest income to have been absent from school for 11 days or more.
  • Children in single mother families were twice as likely to be absent from school for 11 days or more in the last 12 months due to illness or injury than children in a two-parent family.
  • In 2006, 4.5 million children (7%), 2-17 years of age, had unmet dental needs because their families could not afford treatment.
  • 9.9m children under 18 years (14%) were diagnosed with asthma; 6.8 million children (9%) still have asthma - children from poor families more likely to have asthma.
  • 4.7 million children, from 3-17 years of age (8%), had a learning disability. 10% boys had learning disabilities vs. 6% of girls. 4.5 million children, ages 3-17 of age (7%) had ADHD. Boys were two times as likely to have ADHD than girls. Poorer families (incomes < $20,000) had a higher percentage of children with learning disabilities than children from families with an income of $75,000 or greater.

Child Neglect & Abuse Statistics

During Federal fiscal year 2006:

  • 905,000 children weremaltreated.
  • The rate of victimization was 12.1 per 1,000 children in the population
  • 3.6 million children receivedan investigation by CPS agencies. -The rate of investigation was 47.3 per 1,000 children
  • The rate of children whoreceived an investigation rose from 43.8 / 1,000 children in 2002 to 47.8 per 1,000 children in 2006
  • The highest incidence ofvictims (20.1 or greater per 1,000 children) were in the states of Iowa, Massachusetts, West Virginia and Florida.

During Federal Financial Year 2006:

  • 64.1% of victims experiencedneglect
  • 16% of victims were physicallyabused
  • 8.8% of victims were sexuallyabused
  • 6.6% of victims werepsychologically abused
  • 2.2% of victims were medicallyabused
  • 15.1% victims experiencedother types of maltreatment such as abandonment, threats of harm to the child or congenital drug addiction.

For FFY 2006,victimization rates declined with the age of the child. The age categories with the highest rates of victimization were:

  • Age <1: 24.4 per 1,000 children
  • Age 1-3 years: 14.2 per 1,000 children
  • Age 4-7 years: 13.5 per 1,000 children.

For FFY 2006, the highest rates of victimization by ethnic group were:

  • African American: 19.8 per1,000 children of the same ethnicity.
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: 15.9 per 1,000 children of the same ethnicity.
  • Multiple races: 15.4 per 1,000 children of the same ethnicity.
  • 48.8% of all the victims were White, 22.8% of the victims were African American, and 18.4% of the victims wereHispanic.

For FFY 2006, thevictim-perpetrator relationship, by the 4 largest categories, was:

  • 39.9% were victimized by themother alone.
  • 17.8% were victimized by the father and mother.
  • 17.6% were victimized by the father alone.
  • 10% were victimized by non-parent perpetrators.

For FFY 2006, child fatalities were:

  • 78% of children killed wereyounger than 4 years.44% of children in this category were <1 year of age. The youngest children experience the highest fatality rate.
  • 11.9% were 4-7 years; 4.8%were 8-11 years; 5.4% were 12-17 years; Fatality decreased, in general, withage.
  • The largest category, byethnicity, of fatalities were: 43% of all fatalities were White children, 29.4% were African American children, and 17% were Hispanic children.
  • 75.9% of the fatalities werecaused by one or more parents. 27.4% of the fatalities were caused by the mother acting alone.
  • Maltreatment, by largest threecategories, relating to fatalities were neglect (41.1%), maltreatmentcombinations (31.4%) and physical abuse (22.4%).

For FFY 2006:

  • 57.9% of perpetrators werewomen (median age of 31), 42.1% men (median age of 34). The racialdistribution of the perpetrators were similar to the victims.
  • 60.4% of the perpetratorsneglected the child, 10.3% physically abused the child and 7% sexually abused the child.