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Youth Thrive Policy Panel

Join us on January 27th, for a panel discussion about how and why we must support young people in the community after they have aged out of care.

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New Resource

This policy agenda highlights key opportunities to advance the health and well-being of young people who are involved with child welfare systems.

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Equity Glossary

Developing a shared language for thoughtful discussion about equity provides a foundation for all of our work. This glossary of key terms and concepts focuses on content that is most relevant to CSSP’s work.

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Who We Are

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.

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Our Approach

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Systems Reform

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.

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Community Outreach

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.

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Policy

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.