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 *Crisis Response Report* - April 2, 2020

Supporting Connecticut's Economy: A Program to Manage the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report that outlines what the state can do to manage a recession and recovery that best supports children and families during and after the COVID-19 crisis. The report, entitled “Supporting Connecticut’s Economy: A Program to Manage the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery,” includes a total of six recommendations. Each recommendation categorized into two buckets: Using Monetary and Fiscal Policy to Support the U.S. Economy, and Using Fiscal Policy to Support Connecticut’s Economy.

This report is the first in a series of crisis response reports that will be released over the course of April.

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CT Voices partners with The Narrative Project, a communications consultancy. Press inquiries on this report should be directed to The Narrative Project via email at media@narrative-project.com or telephone at 203-913-5008

Voices from the Capitol *Crisis Response Blog Posts* - March 2020 - April 2020

Coronavirus Related Information to Support Children and Families

We’re compiling all our Crisis Response Blog Posts on our front page so that they are easily accessible.  These posts (also in Spanish) are authored by staff and Senior Fellows, and provide critical and timely information children and families may need at this time.

Connecticut Voices for Children Report - January 15, 2020

Reforming Connecticut's Tax System: A Program to Strengthen Working- and Middle-Class Families

Connecticut Voices for Children released a report that examined the state’s income and wealth inequality and the state’s regressive tax system that exacerbates these inequalities.  For at least the last 75 years, Connecticut has violated the first principle of taxation by disproportionately taxing its working- and middle-class residents. In response to these findings, Voices has developed a set of recommendations that focus on tax fairness. Designed to be ‘revenue neutral,’ the proactive recommendations seek to reverse the state’s regressive and inequitable tax system and, if implemented with urgency, will ensure the health of our state economy for years to come.

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CT Voices partners with The Narrative Project, a communications consultancy. Press inquiries on this report should be directed to The Narrative Project via email at media@narrative-project.com or telephone at 203-913-5008

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ICYMI: Our just-released COVID-19 crisis response report: It is essential 1st & foremost to support the economic well-being of CT’s working & middle-class families, esp. those who've been historically disadvantaged and/or most directly impacted by the recession #COVIDCTRecovery twitter.com/CTVoices/statu…

About 2 days ago from CT Voices for Children's Twitter via Twitter Web App