Press Room

June 27, 2019—The Trump Administration’s Systematic Dehumanization of Families

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


June 26, 2019—CSSP’s Ngozi Lawal Selected for National Black Child Development Institute Inaugural Class Of Policy Fellows

This groundbreaking program will elevate and accelerate Black leadership in systems impacting Black children and families.


June 25, 2019—In Honor of Our Friend and Colleague MaryLee Allen

MaryLee was a friend, colleague, and trailblazing child welfare advocate. We honor her memory here.


June 19, 2019—Monitoring Report on Child Welfare Progress Issued Under the Charlie and Nadine H v. Murphy Sustainability and Exit Plan

The New Jersey Department of Families and Children has made improvements in serving children and families. They are documented in this status report under the Sustainability and Exit Plan of the lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. Murphy.


April 4, 2019—David W. Willis Joins CSSP as a Senior Fellow

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


April 4, 2019—Beatriz “BB” Otero Joins CSSP as a Senior Fellow

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


March 19, 2019—Announcing the Retirement of CSSP President Frank Farrow

A Statement from CSSP Board Chair Carol Wilson Spigner


February 21, 2019—Class Action Lawsuit Results in Transformational Change to Tennessee’s Child Welfare System

New Report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy Explores the Lessons Learned


January 22, 2019—Centering Equity in Local Government

‘One Fairfax’ Institutes a Broad Racial and Social Equity Policy in Northern Virginia


November 30, 2018—Children Belong with their Families

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) on Treatment of Immigrant Children by the Trump Administration


November 14, 2018—Entangled Roots: The Role of Race in Policies that Separate Families

New Report Examines the Intersection of Systemic Racism and Family Separation in Public Systems


October 31, 2018—Ending Birthright Citizenship is Morally Wrong

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


October 25, 2018—Trans Rights Are Human Rights

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


September 12, 2018—New Census Data Reveal that Many Struggle in a Strong Economy, Despite Modest Wage Gains

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


July 18, 2018—Monitoring Report on Child Welfare Progress Issued Under the Charlie and Nadine H v. Christie Sustainability and Exit Plan

The New Jersey Department of Families and Children has made improvements in serving children and families. They are documented in this status report under the Sustainability and Exit Plan of the lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. Christie.


June 19 2018—Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy is a Cruel and Immoral Human Rights Violation

A Statement from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)


April 24, 2018—Local Communities to Prioritize a Strong Start for Babies and Toddlers

Leading National Groups Announce Selection of Communities across the Country to Focus on Healthy Beginnings, Supported Families and Quality Child Care from Birth to Age 3


February 16, 2018—Keeping Families Together: Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Aligns Financing with Child Wellbeing

Congress recently passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), marking a step forward for child welfare financing reform.


January 11, 2018—Monitoring Report on Child Welfare Progress Issued Under the Charlie and Nadine H v. Christie Sustainability and Exit Plan

The New Jersey Department of Families and Children has made improvements in serving children and families. They are documented in this status report under the Sustainability and Exit Plan of the lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. Christie.