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Viewpoints and analysis from the CDF Policy team on issues impacting children. CDF’s policy advocacy focuses on the whole child because children don’t come in pieces. We seek to end child poverty and give every child a healthy start, a quality early childhood experience, a level education playing field, safe families and communities free from violence—with special attention to children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.


Program for Youth in Worship — Welcome Home: Young Adults Shaping Holistic Houses of Worship

Children’s Defense Fund’s new initiative, Welcome Home: Young Adults Shaping Holistic Houses of Worship, aims to promote youth involvement in congregations and provide congregations with practical resources, tools, trainings, and support to help them transform and better embody the holistic community wanted by young adults.  

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American Rescue Plan Anniversary, Child Tax Credit, and Your 2021 Taxes

This week marks the one year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. As co-chair of the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition, the Children’s Defense Fund played a vital role in leading advocacy efforts that ultimately resulted in the inclusion of an expanded and fully inclusive Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the ARP.

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