Children have never needed a strong and independent advocate more than they do right now. Threats to the well-being of our nation’s children range from rising numbers of children losing health coverage to traumatizing family separations, from the growing gun violence epidemic to unsafe living conditions, and so much more.
That’s why the Children’s Defense Fund keeps pushing for policies that will improve the odds for all children and fighting against those that would harm them, as we have for 46 years. And we couldn’t do it without you. Here’s a look at some of the ways your support helped us defend children this year:
9. More children will be kept safely with their families and out of foster care thanks to a technical guide we created with our partners to support states and agencies implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act. Read more.
4. A federal judge blocked a dangerous rule that ignored standards for the care of children in U.S. custody, citing a friend-of-the-court brief that we submitted with our partners on behalf of immigrant children and families. Read more.