A National Council on Children: Renewing Our Vision for America’s Future

Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Rights
Children of Immigrants
Early Childhood
Federal Budget
Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics
Tax Policy

BI2010 CoverIn 2010, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) proposed creating a new National Commission on Children modeled on the one commissioned by Congress in 1987. This paper urges action to advance the idea, draws connections between the child well-being concerns that gave rise to the 1987 commission and those prevalent today, and recommends key concepts for an effective commission.

This paper was published by First Focus as part of Big Ideas: Game-Changers for Children.

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