The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to secure equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.
Underlying all of the work is a vision of child, family and community well-being. It’s a unifying framework for the many policy, systems reform and community change activities in which CSSP engages.
To achieve these results, CSSP improves public policies, systems and communities by building protective factors, reducing risk factors and creating opportunities that contribute to well-being and economic success.
Working with government, philanthropic, private sector and community partners, staff develop new ideas, conduct research, promote policy solutions and provide technical assistance that allows policymakers, administrators and community-based organizations to: