Policy Priorities

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Advocacy Groups

  • National Center for Healthy Housing
    The National Center for Healthy Housing (formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing) was founded as a nonprofit organization to bring the public health, housing, and environmental communities together to combat our nation's epidemic of childhood lead poisoning.
  • National Center for Youth Law
    NJDC provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation in urban, suburban, rural and tribal areas. NJDC offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, collaboration, capacity building and coordination. NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a more permanent capacity to address practice issues, improve advocacy skills, build partnerships, exchange information, and participate in the national debate over juvenile crime.
  • National Coalition on Health Care
    The National Coalition on Health Care is a national, nonpartisan coalition working for affordable health coverage for everyone
  • National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights (NCGCR)
    NCGCR is a coaltion of grandparents, citizens, and agencies that advocate and lobby for legislative changes that protect the rights of grandparents to secure their grandchildren's health, happiness and well-being. NCGCR is committed to monitoring agencies that affect grandchildren at the city, county, state and federal levels and to protect the rights of grandparents and the needs of grandchildren who are at risk.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
    NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies.
  • National Council of La Raza
    The National Council of La Raza is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    NCJRS offers a range of services and resources, balancing the information needs of the field with the technological means to receive and access support. The following offers a number of highlights of NCJRS services and resources.
  • National Foster Care Coalition (NFCC)
    National Foster Care Coalition is a unique partnership of member organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and adults in and from foster care through political and public will building. NFCC members advocate on behalf of children, youth, and families involved with the foster care system; support local, regional, and national foster care initiatives; offer significant levels of training and technical assistance; and provide education and information about foster care to decision makers at the local, state, and federal levels.NFCC also believes that youth involvement must be an integral component of all child welfare efforts.
  • National Housing Conference (NHC)
    The NHC is broad, nonpartisan non-profit that advocates for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment. NHC's research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, specializes in developing solutions through research.
  • National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
    NICWA is a national voice for American Indian children and families. They provide comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and focus specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect. NICWA improves the lives of American Indian children and families by helping tribes and other service providers implement services that are culturally competent, community-based, and focused on the strengths and assets of families.
  • National Juvenile Defender Center
    NJDC provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation in urban, suburban, rural and tribal areas. NJDC offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, collaboration, capacity building and coordination.
  • National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
    The National Juvenile Justice Network enhances the capacity of state-based, juvenile justice coalitions to advocate for fair, equitable and developmentally appropriate adjudication and treatment for all children, youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system.
  • National Network for Juvenile Justice
    A network of 32 local, state, and federal advocates across 30 states who address issues including gangs, crime data, and the school to prison pipeline. Its activities include connecting state advocates with one another to share information on juvenile justice, producing publications on timely issues such as youth reentry, and hosting conferences to disseminate information on topics such as girls in detention and conditions of LGBT confinement.
  • National Network for Youth
    The National Network for Youth is committed to ensuring that opportunities for growth and development be available to youth everywhere. The youth they work with face greater odds due to abuse and neglect, homelessness, lack of resources, community prejudice, differing abilities and other life challenges. For that reason, they are working to create a community of agencies, people and resources to champion the needs of the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow.
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
    The National Partnership advocates for fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family

 

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