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What We Do
We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations.
Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers.
We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action.
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Investment & Innovation: Increasing Access to Quality, Affordable Child Care Before & During a Crisis
Exposure to high-quality early childhood education (ECE) is the foundation for future academic success, especially for children from low-income families. Increasing access to subsidized child care...
Now more than ever, Texas children and families need essential health services and programs. The recent budget cuts proposed by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), if enacted, would put...
As Congress negotiates critical COVID-19 response bills, and we ask the Texas delegation to make infants, toddlers, and their families a priority. Relief Funding for child care is urgent! As many...
Houston – Virtual Human Trafficking Bus Tour
While most of Texas may be socially-distancing, human traffickers and sex buyers are still highly active. Join us for a virtual ‘bus’ tour to discover where and how trafficking is occurring throughout Houston, and learn how to safely identify and report suspected exploitation. Attendees will also receive a human trafficking “101” course and get an early peek at CHILDREN AT RISK’s upcoming legislative agenda. Learn More