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Information Sources for Children, Youth and Family

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National Organizations & Programs

  • Federal Government
    • Find Youth Info —  FindYouthInfo.gov is the U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.
    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention -  Provides information and statistics on youth violence in America and techniques to prevent it.
    • National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Information and statistics on youth violence in America.
  • Think Tanks / Research Centers
    • PolicyforResults.org:  PolicyForResults.org is dedicated to helping policymakers make sound decisions that contribute to better outcomes and opportunities for all children and families.
    • Center for Children's Law and Policy: a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems. The Center’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.
    • Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to promote public policies and practices that improve the lives of children by strengthening their families, their communities and the public systems intended to serve them.
    • American Youth Policy Forum: a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC, provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.
    • Promising Practices Network:  The PPN website is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families.
    • National Center for Juvenile Justice: a resource for independent and original research on topics related directly and indirectly to the field of juvenile justice.
    • National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: uses a three-prong approach to link research, policy and practice in an interconnected loop of activity intended to help the field better understand and respond to the complex needs of this population of youth
    • Bendheim Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University: stimulates basic research, educate faculty and students about issues related to children's policies, and influence policymakers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels. 
  • Advocacy
    • Children's Rights: a national advocacy group working to reform failing child welfare systems.
  • National Associations
    • Covenant House: is dedicated to serving all children with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help suffering homeless kids and to protect and safeguard all children in need.
    • Answer, Sex Ed., Honestly: a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.
    • The Partnership for Working Families: working towards expanding and connecting community and worker organizing for quality jobs, affordable housing, shared prosperity, and a healthy environment.
  • Other
    •  Public/Private Ventures (P/PV). P/PV works to create and strengthen programs that improve lives in low-income communities. Well-respected reports and publications are available for download. Program areas include mentoring and out-of-school time, in-school initiatives, community health, employment, and crime reduction and re-entry.
    • Toys'R'Us Charitable Giving 
    • KaBoom!
    • Youth Service America





Research Reports / Policy Analysis




Statistical Data






  • Journalism Center on Children & Families: The Journalism Center on Children & Families is a national nonprofit resource and training center committed to media coverage of children, youth and families, particularly the disadvantaged. We educate, support and inspire journalists on critical social issues. Journalists come to us for balanced sources, story ideas, unbiased information and the inspiration to cover critical social issues that impact families and communities. Journalists in any medium can use our services.



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