For over 45 years, the Children’s Defense Fund has equipped policymakers, advocates, and communities with the latest data on children, their health and well-being, and how policies impact their lives.
In this section, you will find reports, fact sheets, policy briefs, and our blog, which features viewpoints and analysis from CDF’s experts about issues impacting children. Some of our most notable publications include The State of America’s Children®, Ending Child Poverty Now, and Protect Children, Not Guns. Our factsheets and policy briefs span the wide array of issues impacting children: child poverty, racial justice, income and wealth inequality, housing and homelessness, child hunger and nutrition, child health, early childhood, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence.
Archives of hundreds of CDF reports published prior to 2007 are available to the public through the University of Tennessee Knoxville Digital Library. These landmark reports led to important improvements in policies and programs for children over the past five decades. Visit the archive here.