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The seventh report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

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Help Needed

Youth Thrive hopes to identify the best examples of community-based resources, partnerships, activities, or programs that give young people the opportunities and experiences they need to fulfill their dreams in a safe, loving, and equitable environment.

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Equity & Justice

At CSSP, we recognize the long and devastating history of racism and discrimination in our country. Learn more about our equity journey and the resources, tools, and information we have available in this interactive presentation. 

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This webinar on October 28 at 3 PM ET will discuss new research findings and research-based strategies for supporting young mothers in care and preventing unplanned subsequent pregnancies.

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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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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.