We work in partnership across research and data, service delivery, and state and federal policy to improve outcomes for youth and families interacting with the child welfare system. The projects below each demonstrate the impact of engaging lived-experts in the process of creating solutions and reforms to impact generations to come.
A collaboration with the U.S. Children’s Bureau to bring 20 diverse youth and young adult Ambassadors to inform the agency’s work plan.
A nation-wide and state-specific outreach campaign to find and connect former foster youth with COVID-19 relief funding.
An in-depth report on the experiences and perspectives of young people who have recently lived in institutional placements in foster care.
Youth who age out of foster care experience devastating outcomes, despite increased development of services and supports. In this report we ask, "What are we missing?".
Redesigning the LA County quarantine housing program for foster youth as an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data on 27,000+ current and former foster youth who applied for MicroCash grants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proximate Policy: working with the Administration to target issues that impact child welfare, youth, and families.
Streamlining processes for foster youth to obtain federal housing vouchers to help them achieve housing stability.
Working with the Children’s Bureau to shape regulation, oversight, and priorities for the child welfare system.
Working with Congress to target issues that impact child welfare, youth, and families.