Twenty-five years after its passage, we revisit the Adoption and Safe Families Act and call for it’s repeal.
The COVID relief funding for child care provided an opportunity to observe how positive stakeholder engagement can lead to more equitable policy outcomes. The results of an in-depth look at the experiences in Michigan, North Carolina, and Mississippi demonstrate key lessons for effective stakeholder engagement.
The Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a series of cases consolidated into one case, Brackeen v. Haaland, that challenges the constitutionality of ICWA—the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
The Center for the Study of Social Policy works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. We translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, and support strong and inclusive communities. We advocate with and for all children, youth, and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.
We draw on the latest research and work to make systems more responsive, accountable, and rooted in policies that ensure equity and inclusion for all children, youth, families, and communities.
We believe in the power of communities to shape their futures. We work with communities across the country and with local systems to impact policy and systems change.
We work to influence public policy to create opportunity, advance equity, achieve impact, and scale results. We fight against inequitable policy proposals and promote policies that ensure equity and inclusion.
We work to advance an anti-racist, inclusive child allowance—or a guaranteed minimum income—for families with children.
The aim of this work is to drastically change the systemic challenges that youth—specifically older or “transition-age” youth (TAY) of color—who are or have been involved with the foster care system experience.
Expertise: Addressing Poverty, Immigration, Racial Equity & Justice
Expertise: Child Welfare, Immigration, LGBTQ+, Racial Equity & Justice
Expertise: Building Strong Communities, Racial Equity & Justice, Young Children & Their Families
Expertise: Child Welfare, Racial Equity & Justice, Young Children & Their Families