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Recent Reports

  •   Building California’s Future: A Voter Guide to Championing Policies That Improve the Lives of California’s Children

    The goal of this election guide is simple: to champion policies that improve the lives of California’s children, particularly those who have been historically marginalized. We hope the information will make it easier to identify worthy candidates who understand the challenges facing children and families, and who commit to taking action to level the playing field for California’s children, particularly poor children and children of color.

  •   LTPF: 2018 Policy Agenda

    This policy agenda identifies the steps that California lawmakers can take in 2018 to ensure that all our children have what they need to realize their potential tomorrow. Recognizing that children don’t come in pieces, the policy agenda highlights policies that support the whole children by lifting children out of poverty, providing quality health care to every child, ensuring educational equity, and transforming the juvenile justice system to focus on prevention and rehabilitation.

  •   LTPF: 2017 Policy Agenda

    This policy agenda identifies the steps that California lawmakers can take in 2017 to ensure that all our children have what they need to realize their potential tomorrow. Recognizing that children don’t come in pieces, the policy agenda highlights policies that support the whole children by lifting children out of poverty, providing quality health care to every child, ensuring educational equity, and transforming the juvenile justice system to focus on prevention and rehabilitation.

  •   A Culture of Care for All: Envisioning the LA Model

    The juvenile justice system in Los Angeles County has been broken for too long. The outdated, institutional, and sometimes harmful camps that house youth labeled […]

  •   Medi-Cal Protects the Health of California’s Children

    As our nation’s leaders make critical decisions about America’s future, Medicaid’s historically strong protections must remain exempt from cuts or structural changes that would undermine its ability to serve people in need. Additionally, a partial or full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and resulting federal cut to California’s budget threatens the viability of the Medi-Cal program and the health of our state’s children.

  •   CHIP: An Advocacy Playbook for California

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program is a program jointly funded by states and the federal government and run by states to cover uninsured children based […]

  •   WIC 236: “Pre-Probation” Supervision of Youth of Color With No Prior Court or Probation Involvement

    In their report, "WIC 236 – ‘Pre-Probation’ Supervision of Youth of Color With No Prior Court or Probation Involvement," Children’s Defense Fund–California, Youth Justice Coalition, Urban Peace Institute and Anti-Recidivism Coalition argue that supervision by a law enforcement agency, like probation, is not the appropriate response to a demographic of overwhelmingly youth of color who are struggling with mostly school performance problems, like poor grades and attendance. The organizations hope to engage other community-based stakeholders and government agencies in examining WIC 236 supervision. Ultimately, they argue for shifting resources away from law enforcement entities towards education and community-based interventions that more appropriately serve youths’ needs.

  •   Untold Stories Behind one of America’s Best Urban School Districts

    Untold Stories Behind One of America’s Best Urban School Districts focuses on recent education equity and racial justice trends in LBUSD related to school climate. The report explores how students, especially students of color and high-need students–low-income, English Learner, special education, and foster youth–have been impacted in recent years by exclusionary school climate practices. The findings and recommendations in this report seek to encourage more district-community collaboration that supports student learning and a universal pathway to college and career for LBUSD students–particularly high-need students.

  •   Ending Child Poverty Now: Local Approaches for California

    Ending Child Poverty Now: Local Approaches to California outlines six strategic priorities that cities and counties should consider when addressing child poverty. These recommendations were developed after in-depth interviews and discussions with local leaders and policy experts between June and September 2016, in addition to a review of the literature. While this report does not represent an exhaustive evaluation of the many effective local strategies that invest in poor children and families, each strategic priority includes local highlights of significant promising practices for city and county leaders to consider.

  •   Equity Index of Supplemental and Concentration Funds Target Schools

    Equity Index of Supplemental & Concentration Funds Target SchoolsThe Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach (BHCLB) Youth Committee and Parent Organizing Workgroup have collectively engaged thousands […]

  •   LTPF: 2016 Policy Agenda

    This policy agenda identifies the steps that California lawmakers can take in 2018 to ensure that all our children have what they need to realize their potential tomorrow. Recognizing that children don’t come in pieces, the policy agenda highlights policies that support the whole children by lifting children out of poverty, providing quality health care to every child, ensuring educational equity, and transforming the juvenile justice system to focus on prevention and rehabilitation.

  •   Rising Up, Speaking Out: Youth Transforming Los Angeles County’s Juvenile Justice System

    The most important voices in guiding and informing the LA Model and any juvenile justice reform in this country are youth who have experienced the […]

  •   Reforming the Nation’s Largest Juvenile Justice System

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