Citation and Usage

As part of our mission to advance knowledge and solutions to improve the lives of children and families, we welcome the sharing of data and information from our website and publications. It is not necessary to send us a request for permission to reprint our materials or intellectual property.

Publications produced by DC Action and included on this website may be shared, downloaded, reproduced or reprinted free of charge provided that the materials are not modified in any way and that they contain the original DC Action copyright information. Any use, download, reproduction or reprint must be for noncommercial, educational or personal use only. Individual photos carry the copyright of the photographers and may not be reproduced or reused for other purposes.

When attributing ownership of an idea or product to DC Action, whether it is a reprint of a chapter, quotes from a publication or the reproduction of a graphic, use the appropriate citation:


DC Action. (Publication Year). Report title. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from

Please view the full Terms of Use notice for more detailed information about usage rights pertaining to web and print materials, images, multimedia and DC Action logos, trademarks and other branding elements.


Citing DC Action Publications and Presentations

If you are citing a publication produced by DC Action, please refer to our APA citation guidance and examples:



DC Action. (Publication Year). Publication Title. Baltimore, MD: Author. Retrieved from URL

DC Action. (2021). DC KIDS COUNT Snapshot, Ward 1. Washington, DC: DC Action. Retrieved from


Data Center

Indicators from DC Action:

DC Action, KIDS COUNT Data Center,

Indicators from the Casey Foundation (National KIDS COUNT):

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data Center,

If appropriate, replace the website address with the complete page URL from where the data was found.