JCCF aimed to inspire better media coverage of issues that affect children and families in the United States. That's a pretty broad swath. Almost everything affects children and families in one way or another.
Some issues affect all kids and families: like housing, education, health care, nutrition, work, the economy, parenting.
Some issues affect only some kids and families: like foster care, adoption, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, immigration, drug and alcohol dependency, incarceration, disabilities.
JCCF tracked bews, research, and public policy on all of these topics and many more.
An increasing number of kids in the U.S. are growing up in poverty, in substandard housing, in neighborhoods plagued by gun violence, environmental toxins, and struggling schools. Too many children have parents in prison. Too many teens are being forced into sex trafficking. Too many kids don't get medical care because they are afraid their parents might be deported. Too many kids are victims of bullying in their schools because they are different. Too many students are dropping out of high school. Too many juveniles are winding up in jail.
Our world is full of stories to be found and told and heard. Stories can change lives. Journalism is part of the solution.
What topics are you most interested in learning more about? Click around this section to access JCCF resources to help you do journalism better.