Connecticut Voices For Children

Our Mission

We provide trusted, quality research, recommendations and advocacy that advance public policy and investments to improve the well-being of Connecticut’s children and families, specifically those that have been historically disadvantaged.

All Connecticut children can reach their full potential when we embrace diverse identities and remove barriers to well-being.

Our Priorities
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Family Economic Security

Today, the state’s income and wealth divides are greater than ever, but so much of a child’s well-being is rooted in family economic security. Children cannot thrive unless families do, which is why Connecticut Voices conducts research and analysis as well as works with stakeholders and partners to co-create recommendations and advance advocacy that support housing, criminal justice, and employment as well as the intersectional issues of health, child welfare, and education.

Fiscal & Economics

Budgets are a clear reflection of what and who we value. Connecticut Voices identifies and advocates for investments in children and families as the primary budget priority, but we also conduct research and work with stakeholders and partners to co-create recommendations and advance advocacy that support inclusive growth and a fair tax system within the state.

Emerging Issues

The world and state are changing rapidly and we recognize that to keep up with the pace of these changes, we must be nimble and adapt, and address issues and emergencies when they arise, which is why Connecticut Voices identifies new, timely issues and conducts research and analysis as well as works with stakeholders and partners to co-create recommendations and advance advocacy that are of the most emergent import to the well-being of the state’s children and families.

Connecticut Voices for Children *New Publication* - November 15, 2021

Reimagining Connecticut’s Special Education Systems for a Post-Pandemic Future

Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, Reimagining Connecticut’s Special Education Systems for a Post-Pandemic Future,” which examines Connecticut’s special education systems and discovered Connecticut’s methods of funding and delivering special education services are insufficient, ineffective, and inequitable. Additionally, the report explores the loss of learning experienced by special education students due to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines policies that will help build a more adequate, effective, and equitable education system.

SPED Report SPED Just Facts

Connecticut Voices for Children - July 27, 2020

Issue Briefing Book 2020-2022

Connecticut Voices for Children released their 2020-2022 Issue Briefing Book.  Versions of this document have been developed throughout the 25 years of the organization’s history. As the state experiences the convergence of a health crisis, an economic recession due to that crisis, and a contentious and long-overdue conversation on race, the “Book” has been refreshed given Voices’ new, strategic aim toward economic justice and these unprecedented times. The Issue Briefing Book 2020-2022is designed to be a starting point for shared knowledge around the research and recommendations that are fundamental to family economic security and the undergirding fiscal and economics, with the hope of advancing shared action.

Abridged Brief Full Brief

Recent Publications

Advocacy, News & Events

2nd Community Forum: Family Economic Security

October 13th, 2021

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