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2019-05-22T13:18:30-07:00

  Leveling the Playing Field for California’s Children: 2019 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.

2019-05-22T13:37:52-07:00

  New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Camps & Ranches

“New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Camps & Ranches” arms young people, their families and advocates with the knowledge they need to protect the rights, health, education and safety of our young people locked up in local juvenile facilities. The new rights highlighted in this publication become effective Jan. 1, 2019 and are the result of 1½ years of advocacy by CDF-CA with statewide partners and formerly incarcerated individuals and family members. Read more

2019-05-22T13:38:12-07:00

  Unhidden Figures: Examining the Characteristics of Justice-Involved Students in Los Angeles County

“Unhidden Figures: Examining the Characteristics of Justice-Involved Students in Los Angeles County ” sheds light on justice-involved students in LA County by sharing information on their array of identities and needs. CDF-CA has centralized a set of descriptive data in a robust manner to help spark conversations with students, educators, parents, community leaders, researchers, advocates, and decision-makers about how we may best serve justice involved youth in an education setting. Download

2019-05-22T13:25:29-07:00

  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.

2019-05-22T13:25:50-07:00

  Leveling the Playing Field for Children: 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.

2019-05-22T13:26:24-07:00

  Leveling the Playing Field for Children: 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.

2019-05-22T13:38:53-07:00

  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.

2019-05-22T13:39:11-07:00

  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 on income. CHIP currently provides health coverage for 8.9 million children in America and more than 2 million children and pregnant women in California over the course of a year (1.4 million at any given time). In California, children in families with incomes between 138% and 266% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL, $33,354 - $65,436 a year for a family of 4) are income eligible for CHIP. CHIP sits on the shoulders of Medicaid, which provides health coverage to children with family incomes of 138% FPL or less. In California, CHIP enrollees are part of the state's Medicaid program, which is known as Medi-Cal. Developed as a state-federal partnership that gives governors broad flexibility [...]

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