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CDF-CA in the News

Why California Must End Child Poverty
September 15, 2016, The Huffington Post

Happy, Healthy and Ready to Learn: Insure All Children
August 31, 2016, The Huffington Post

Bills would help end criminalization of youths
August 10, 2016, The Sacramento Bee

Making diapers more affordable is a big deal
June 30, 2016, The Sacramento Bee

CDF Freedom Schools: A Paradigm Shift
May 25, 2016, The Huffington Post

Fixing a Broken System of Funding Youth Prevention, Intervention Programs
April 19, 2016, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Leveling the Playing Field with Children's Defense Fund
April 14, 2016, Los Angeles Sentinel

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