The Latest Updates on Florida's Kids

Who’s for Kids? Who’s Just Kidding?

The Children’s Campaign is hosting a Step Up For Kids event to raise awareness about the needs of children.  Planning and execution rests mainly with the Practical Apprenticeship Center, the high powered college student-engaged arm of The Children’s Campaign.  Lately, the office has been humming with activity. Last week, apprentices...

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Debate Shifts

In March, April and early May, the public policy debate regarding children rescued from the clutches of human sex traffickers focused on whether to go backward and lock them up as dependents “in order to treat them” or to go forward in voluntary settings designed to meet their individual needs....

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AG Pam Bondi leads new HT Council

The Children’s Campaign was eager to attend the organizational session of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking in Tallahassee on Monday August 18th. Led by Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Council is made up of 15 members.  The vice-chair is DCF Interim Secretary Mike Carroll.  Leveraging national, state, and local...

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Step Up For Kids
The Children’s Campaign
111 S Magnolia Dr. Suite 4, Tallahassee, FL ​
Monday 9/29​/2014 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Power of 10 Grand Rounds 
University of North Florida Board of Trustees Room
12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, FL
Thursday 10/23/2014 4:00 pm-6:00 pm


See the Girl Summit 
Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center Main Library
303 N Laura St., Jacksonville, FL
Friday 10/24/2014 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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Who We Are


The Children’s Campaign exists to persuade policy makers, citizens, and advocates to adopt proven strategies that lead to positive outcomes for Florida’s children. Engaging the system of care and public and private sectors to approach problems in ways that result in better outcomes allows us to utilize information to make real improvements in targeted rules, regulations, and policies for children.

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Introducing Voices for Florida Girls

girlsVoices for Florida Girls is an exciting new initiative that inspires citizens to address issues that inhibit at-risk girls from reaching their potential and supports solutions. The organization is part of Voices for Florida, an affiliate organization of The Children’s Campaign. These organizations are joined in the effort by the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, whose mission is to improve services to girls in the child welfare and juvenile justice system and to prevent the pathways into those situations.

Read about Voices for Florida Girls in Jacksonville’s  Florida Times Union newspaper article.

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Our 5 Promises

our-five-promises_150x100Utilizing polling results The Children’s Campaign’s 5 Promises aligns children’s services into 5 Promise areas as a means of creating distinctions and understandings around key topics. The 5 Promises offers substantive platforms for improving the overall health and well-being of children spanning pre-natal and children’s health, child protection, high quality universal pre-kindergarten and child care, after-school services and juvenile justice reform.

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Despite a dramatic increase in workers finding jobs in the past year, the number of people on food stamps in Broward and Palm Beach counties continues to rise to historic levels.

Even though the unemployment rate in Palm Beach County has dropped from 9.6 percent to 7.7 since last July, the number of food stamps recipients has jumped to 194,120, an increase of 6.3 percent, according to the latest data from the state.

The jump in Broward was smaller — 4.5 percent — since last July, with 289,360 people receiving food stamps last month, the Florida Public Assistance Caseload Report showed. But Broward\’s rate of increase was still higher than the state\’s 3.8 percent increase during the same period. Broward\’s unemployment rate has gone from 8 percent a year ago to 6.2 percent this July.