Born out of the Civil Rights Movement, for nearly 50 years the Children’s Defense Fund has led the fight for justice for children, with a special focus on children in the Black community. We remain committed to uplifting Black communities and fighting structural racism.
We will never achieve our mission to ensure every child a safe, healthy, fair, and moral start in life and safe passage to adulthood without confronting and dismantling institutionalized racism in America. This means not only reforming policing and the criminal justice system, but also confronting our unjust economic and political systems that create deep disparities in income, housing, education, health, and well-being and continue to harm Black children and families.
Stand with us. Join our community today, and we’ll share opportunities to amplify your voice for children to make sure every child in America has what they need to thrive–no matter where they come from or the color of their skin.