Women who are single, poor or teenaged during their first pregnancy are more likely to have children who experience health or behavioral issues in childhood and beyond.

From pregnancy to the child's second birthday, a registered nurse who has received special training in the Nurse-Family Partnership protocols and guidelines visits the family's home to educate the mother on parenting and child rearing practices. 

Eligibility for the program is limited to first-time mothers before the 28th week of pregnancy who meet the high-risk requirement: low income, teenage mother, or unmarried. 

Approximately 21,000 low-income first time mothers in Los Angeles County.

For a $255.6 million investment over two years covering 20,625 low-income first time mothers ($12,394 per mother)

We use a variety of data sources to tailor our analysis to the location and to make our estimates as accurate as possible. However, sometimes data is unavailable, either because it has not been collected, or because it is not shared publicly. We encourage government agencies and other organizations to share their de-identified data online and researchers to prioritize the following gaps in the data. 

Arrests - We use data from the California Department of Justice to get arrests for juveniles and adults in Los Angeles County. However, there is no data available at the ZIP code level, so we use violent crime data from the LA County Sheriff's department to get a distribution of arrests by ZIP code.