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Poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 13, 2016 reveal child poverty declined last year to 14.5 million poor children, one million fewer than in 2014, but still higher than before the recession began in 2007.
September 13, 2016
August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016
The bipartisan, bicameral Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 (H.R. 5456, S. 3065) was introduced in the House of Representatives on June 13 and in the Senate on June 16. This legislation allows for federal child welfare dollars to be used on prevention investments and encourages the placement of children in foster care in the least restrictive, most family-like settings appropriate to their special needs.
June 21, 2016
CDF has been advocating for more than 40 years for closing the achievement gap for poor children, Black children and other children of color, children with disabilities, and children with other special needs. CDF has expressed our extreme concerns about the diminished federal role in the new act. However, we believe it is critically important to help states now implement meaningful state accountability systems and measures to promote achievement by vulnerable subgroups of children. The Department’s remaining rulemaking and guidance authority is essential to make that happen.
January 11, 2016
|Ohio's Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action||The Early Childhood Hunger Imperative||Building Trauma-Informed Systems of Care for Children in Ohio|
|Health Disparities Are Leaving Ohio's Rural Children Behind||School Resource Officers: Recommendations for Maximizing School Safety and Minimizing Risks to Ohio Children||Minnesota Kids Count 2014: Budgeting for Better Child Outcomes|
|Reforming the Nation's Largest Juvenile Justice System CDF-California|
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