2024 Policy Priorities

We develop school and housing justice policy priorities through Georgia-focused research and by listening to children, parents, subject-matter experts, community leaders, and other stakeholders and advocates. 

We prioritize pragmatic, evidence-based policies that support all of Georgia’s children while focusing on those often marginalized: Black and Brown children, children experiencing poverty, children who identify as LGBTQ+, children with disabilities and children in foster care.

Our policy recommendations aim to:

(1) reduce the number of children removed from school, particularly those suspended or expelled for typical, developmentally appropriate adolescent behavior or symptoms of behavioral health challenges;

(2) improve behavioral supports for children at-risk of long-term removal from school;

(3) increase placement stability and permanency for children in foster care; and

(4) increase opportunity for stable, healthy housing for low-income children and families.