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Who Speaks for America’s Children?: The Role of Child Advocates in Public Policy

Because nonprofit and voluntary organizations are primary vehicles of citizen action and participation, they serve as important mechanisms to understand how the needs of children can be heard in the policymaking process and how the quality of children’s lives can be improved. In Who Speaks for America’s Children, leading experts in children’s health policy, education policy, community organizing, and sociology focus on the ways nonprofit organizations and community groups influence policymaking on children’s issues. Seven chapters frame the issues, raise critical questions, and explore opportunities for further study.