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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.
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.
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.
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 released a new report, “Connecticut’s 2022 Tax Incidence Report: A High-Level Overview and Comparison to the 2014 Report,” which is a response to the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services’ new, statutorily required tax incidence report.Report
Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “Rising Out of Recession: How Connecticut Can Support Young Adults Transitioning Out of the Child Welfare System in Challenging Economic Times,” which examines the obstacles in employment, education, and housing faced by young adults transition out of the child welfare system; the supports made available to help them achieve independent living; gaps that exist and that have been potentially exacerbated by the current pandemic; and model policies and programs from other states. We also provide six recommendations on how Connecticut policymakers can support transition-age youth in foster care and former foster youth to live securely and independently. This report is being published in conjunction with our 10th Youth At the Capitol Day (YACD) event.2022 YACD Report 2022 YACD Executive Summary 2022 YACD Just Facts
Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, “The Case For The Connecticut Child Tax Credit,” which provides a detailed overview of why creating a state-level child tax credit (CTC) will make the tax system fairer for families as well as contribute to economic growth. Additionally, we include an array of options for implementation—inclusive of providing a Connecticut CTC in monthly payments—as well as options for funding. This report is a companion piece to our report entitled, “Steps To A Fairer Tax System: Proposals for Tax Reform, Transparency, and Timely Support,” which was published last month.The Case for the CT CTC: Report The Case for the CT CTC: Executive Summary The Case for the CT CTC: Just Facts The Case for the CT CTC: A More Detailed Just Facts The Case for the CT CTC: Policy Options