Some child welfare organizations include Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services, the Center for Child and Family Programs, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the Child Welfare League of America and the Children's Defense Fund. Some organizations with broader foci also target children-specific issues, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Children's Defense Fund, located in Washington D.C., focuses on childhood development and the oversight of both state and federal policies. In addition to working with state and local child advocates, the organization also organizes relevant data and distributes it to stakeholders. The Child Welfare League claims to be the oldest such organization in the country, and endeavors to educate the public as to emerging child-care problems, such as abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an organization dedicated to preventing children from entering lives of crime by working with educators, media entities and the general public. The National Black Child Development Institute works specifically with African-American children, providing educational curricula, training conferences and advocacy for policy issues such as kinship and foster care. The National Child Abuse Coalition works on behalf of neglected and abused kids across the country, tends to their families, and attempts to influence federal level policy initiatives.