Every child deserves to be safe in his or her home and community.


of children (or 400,000) grow up in households below the federal poverty line.

Over 44,000

children receive preventive services annually. A vast majority of these children come to the attention of child welfare due to household inability to meet their basic needs.


of children in foster care are Black, despite Black children making up only 22% of the overall child population.

Over 95%

of youth admitted to secure detention are Black or Hispanic, a reflection of the structural racism they face.

Children’s well-being is tied closely to the economic security of their families and communities. We advocate for policies that promote economic mobility for parents, caretakers and youth experiencing poverty and other hardships and we prioritize policies that promote child and youth safety within their homes and broader communities.

CCC advocates to:

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CCC leads several coalitions to further enhance its advocacy. Our work with coalitions include:

Campaign for Healthy
Minds Healthy Kids

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Family Homelessness

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for Children

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The Age

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New York State Coalition
for Child Welfare Financing

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