Policy Priorities

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Advocacy Groups

  • Casey Family Programs
    Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately to prevent the need for—foster care. This organization provides direct services and promote advances in child-welfare practice and policy.
  • Casey Family Services
    Casey Family Services is a fully licensed and accredited non-profit child welfare agency providing a broad range of programs to meet the changing needs of vulnerable children and families. Casey has established a number of specialized and innovative community-based programs to help strengthen families and enable parents to provide the healthy, nurturing environments their children need to grow and thrive.
  • Center for American Progress
    The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. They combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter.
  • Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
  • Center for Children's Law and Policy
    The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems. The Center’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.
  • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University
    The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University advances a balanced, multi-systems approach to fighting juvenile crime that holds youth accountable and promotes positive child and youth development. It supports this reform agenda through a variety of activities, primarily a groundbreaking program of intensive study designed for public agency leaders responsible for policy development and implementation in their jurisdictions.
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
    The Center for Law and Social Policy is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.
  • Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)
    For more than twenty years, the Center for Public Policy Priorities has been a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of low- and moderate-income Texans. The Center's work is divided into workforce and economic development; access to public benefits, including health care, food, and cash assistance; child protection; school finance; state and federal tax and budget analysis; and family economic security. CPPP is also the Texas home to KIDS COUNT, a state-by-state effort to track and promote the well-being of children. CPPP also chairs and directs the Texas CHIP Coalition.
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities conducts research and analysis on a federal and state level to ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in fiscal and policy programs.
  • Center on Juvenile Crime and Justice
    The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) continues to lead the way in providing direct service, technical assistance, and policy research in the fields of juvenile and criminal justice.
  • Chapin Hall Center for Children
    Chapin Hall is an independent policy research center whose mission is to build knowledge that improves policies and programs for children and youth, families, and their communities.
  • Child Welfare League of America
    CWLA is a coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families. Their focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.
  • ChildFocus
    ChidFocus brings together people, programs, and policy to improve the lives of children and families. ChildFocus helps its clients develop practical, far-reaching strategies through a variety of services, including policy analysis, capacity building, program development, government and community relations, and strategic communications.
  • Children and Family Research Center (CFRC)
    CFRC is an independent research organization dedicated to supporting and conducting research that contributes to keeping children safe, assuring permanent homes for children, and supporting child and family well-being. Partnered with the School of Social Work by the University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the university-agency partnership advances the safety, family permanence, and well-being of Illinois children.
  • Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
    Minnesota office of the Children's Defense Fund


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