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How we could cut child poverty by 60 percent right now

CDF’s new report Ending Child Poverty Now shows for the first time how we can shrink overall child poverty by 60 percent, Black child poverty by 72 percent, rural child poverty by 68 percent and improve the economic circumstances of 97 percent of poor children, by investing more in programs that work. Read the report and spread the word about its important findings. You can also sign up here to receive updates on how you can support our campaign to end child poverty now.

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New Annie E. Casey report on two-generation strategies

Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty — and recommends ways to help equip parents and children with what they need to thrive.

New Center for American Progress report on eliminating barriers to economic security for people with criminal records

One Strike and You’re Out looks at how a criminal record can present a lifelong obstacle to employment, housing, public assistance, education, and family reunification and provides recommendations for how to eliminate those barriers and ensure Americans with criminal records have a fair shot at a decent life.