The Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy works with policymakers, researchers, advocates, and others to develop effective policies and practices to alleviate poverty and inequality in the United States.
The Center's areas of anti-poverty work include: developing effective workforce and education policies and programs; improving outcomes for disadvantaged and disconnected youth; and expanding and improving the Earned Income Tax Credit and other federal poverty-reduction programs.
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Executive Director Rebecca Epstein
March 12, 2013 -
The keynote address was delivered by Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
It was an energetic day of constructive conversation, and we left inspired to continue to move forward on this important topic.
Faculty Co-Director Professor Peter Edelman
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Encouraging Follow-Up News Regarding Girls in the Juvenile Justice System Report:
Representative DeLauro (D-Conn.) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that addresses one of the central recommendations in the Center on Poverty's recently released report, "Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States." (see below for press release.)
The bill would amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to expand the allowable uses of grants awarded under Title V of the act to include gender-responsive services, which the bill defines as those that 1) comprehensively address the needs of girls in the juvenile justice system, and 2) include trama-specific services.
We are very encouraged that Rep. DeLauro has taken action on this issue!
Georgetown Law Releases Comprehensive Report on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
October 23, 2012 —
Today, the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy at Georgetown Law releases a report that lays out gender-specific reforms for girls in the juvenile justice system. The report, Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States, offers innovative solutions for federal and state governments and suggests strategies to adopt and implement critical improvements based on successful reforms in Connecticut, Florida and Stanislaus County, California.
See more here
Professor Holzer, Payments to Elders are Harming our Future, Washington Post Op-Ed, March 9, 2013: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/payments-to-elders-are-harming-our-future/2013/03/08/08c9030c-82bd-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html
Professor Edelman's most recent blog on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-edelman/poverty-social-safety-net_b_1980431.html
Peter Edelman, Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It? New York Times Op-Ed, July 28, 2012.
Harry Holzer, Can The U.S. Produce Good Jobs And Good Workers To Fill Them?, Huffington Post, June 21, 2012