Public Policy and Research Initiatives


Established in 1997, the mission of the Children's Studies Center is to promote a human rights approach to local, national, and international research efforts on behalf of children and youth.

With a focus on research, policy and public service, the center works closely with key stakeholders in government, child advocacy agencies, as well as community-based organizations to formulate and implement strategies that will improve the lives of young people.

Research initiatives include, but are not limited to consultation, partnerships, and membership with state and local agencies; international outreach; child rights centered symposia, forums, and events; legislative initiatives, guest lecture series; and publications and resources made available to the public in digital and print format.  Detailed documentation of much of the center research can be found in the links on the sidebar of this page.