Issue Background

Children and Youth

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities believes we all have a role to play in helping to protect, nurture and support our children and youth so that they can achieve their greatest potential. Everyday members of our network work hand in hand with communities to create brighter futures for young people while advocating for policies and programs that help to ensure all children and youth have a chance to live happy, safe and secure lives. Through our work we are leading the charge to transform our child welfare system, promote high-quality early education and childhood programs, and support policies and practices that increase a child’s healthy growth and development and provide for an array of supports and services that give them the best chance of success.

Our issues of focus include:

  • Child Welfare

  • Early Childhood Development and Education

  • After and Out Of School Time

  • Native/Tribal Youth 

  • Trafficking  

  • Juvenile Justice