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Consistent with our mission to improve the lives and well being of children and families in our care; Crittenton believes that advocacy, civic engagement, and community-based partnerships are an essential part of any community-empowerment strategy.
Thus, our agency concentrates on advocacy activities at the national, state and local levels through civic engagement projects and other grassroots initiatives that enlist individuals or organizations with a similar passion for the concept of restorative justice.
Through Crittenton’s various advocacy initiatives we oftentimes advise on legislation or policy issues related to child welfare, mental health or the need for trauma-informed care. We strive to facilitate communication between our agency and those in the community we are working with. Through our advocacy efforts we also inform policymakers and influencers alike of Crittenton’s views, priorities, and actions that best serve our overall national mission and the clients currently placed in our care.
We are committed to do the groundwork necessary to have an impact on current law, policy, and practice that will improve the well being of the children and families we serve, and ensure that their voices are heard.
Crittenton advocacy efforts help demonstrate to lawmakers, influencers or the media that our agency is a resource to reach out to when input and analysis is needed on child welfare and social services policy. We can provide insight on the following topics:
Crittenton has been engaged in a major effort to inform members of Congress, the California State Legislature, and other local officials of the successful and important work our agency has produced. To support these initiatives, Crittenton is actively engaged with a grassroots network comprised of professional associations, coalitions and community partners. Through this support base, our organization hopes to advance our mission and legislative goals that will ultimately benefit the family and children in our care.
Your support in what we do and your interest in helping Crittenton with our civic engagement and legislative efforts are truly appreciated. If you would like to know more about our mission, interested in partnering with us, or would like to know how to help advocate on behalf of our agency feel free to contact us.