Without question, policies at the local, state, and federal government levels impact, intentionally or unintentionally, the development and well-being of children, youth, and families.
Because legislators and other policymakers can’t be experts on every issue affecting their constituents, the Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) seeks to provide legislators with the knowledge and skills needed to make fully informed decisions based in scholarly research and in neutral, non-partisan settings. In so doing, CYFC aims to maximize the positive impact of policies on children, youth and families in Minnesota without advocating for particular policies or positions.
CYFC’s policy program is led and organized by Sara Benning and Sara Langworthy. To contact CYFC with your policy-related questions, call 612.626.0715 or 612.625.7899.