Benjamin James

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Join First Focus and on Twitter to Discuss Early Education

| September 3, 2015 |

Today, September 3rd, at 2pm ET/ 11am PT, First Focus will join a MomsRising for a Twitter conversation about the lack of universal childcare in the U.S.,

A Children’s Commission could benefit American kids

| August 7, 2015 |

Recently, First Focus published this fact sheet detailing the internationally popular practice of establishing children’s commissions and ombudsman offices. To date, more than 40

Children’s Commissioners and Ombudsman Offices

| August 7, 2015 |

Today, there are over 40 countries which have created children’s commissions or similar bodies within their governments. These organizations help conduct research, provide community services,

Much needed reform comes in new juvenile justice bill

| July 27, 2015 |

Today, there are over 60,000 young people in juvenile detention centers all across America. These youth are disproportionately Black and Latino, and their experience

Newly passed Senate bill benefits patients, medical researchers

| July 17, 2015 |

Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act, which would allow individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid to

State Cuts Prove Detrimental for Prospective College Students

| June 23, 2015 |

In recent years, The United States has seen an increasingly noticeable lack of funding from states on higher education. As a new report from

Voices of Youth: Redefining Homelessness for Children

| June 17, 2015 |

On Tuesday, June 16, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator Dianne Feinstein sponsored “Voices of Youth,” a discussion among 10 formerly or

State advocates convene at Strengthening Families Act implementation meeting

| June 15, 2015 |

On Tuesday, June 9, First Focus’s State Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC) hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the Jim Casey

Washington takes first step towards improved outcomes for Native children

| June 12, 2015 |

Last Monday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would establish a national commission tasked with finding ways for federal programs to

Recognizing World Day Against Child Labor

| June 12, 2015 |

Today marks the 13th annual World Day Against Child Labor, a day in which we pay special attention to the crippling problem of hazardous