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Children's Defense Fund

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Organization - Private, Non-Profit


"Nobel Prize-winning author Albert Camus, speaking at a Dominican Monastery in 1948 said, "Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children." Since 1973,CDF has worked toward, and made great progress in, reducing the numbers of neglected, sick, uneducated, and poor children in the United States. CDF's research, public education campaigns, budget and policy advocacy, and coalition building have contributed to millions of children gaining immunizations; health care; child care; Head Start; a right to education; adoptions; a chance to escape poverty; and protections in our child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. More than 400 CDF publications have educated millions about child conditions and what can be done individually and collectively to change things." -- Website


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25 E Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-628-8787
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