The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force

Assembly Bill 1520 (Chapter 415, Statutes of 2016) directed the California Department of Social Services to convene The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force.  The purpose of the Task Force is development of recommendations to reduce child poverty rates, especially deep child poverty.

The Task Force will issue its final report by November 1, 2018. This report is intended to be a high-level policy document to inform the next Administration and the Legislature.

Task Force Members
The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force Members

Task Force Meeting Information
• December 12, 2017
• January 17, 2018
• March 14, 2018
• May 30, 2018
• July 18, 2018
• August 23, 2018
• September 26, 2018
• October 17, 2018

Meeting Location
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, Auditorium, Room 9-02-205
Sacramento, CA 95814

October 17, 2018 Meeting Information
Agenda
Draft Recommendations
Draft Ramp Up
Draft Tax Credit Proposal
Simulations

September 26, 2018 Meeting Information
Agenda
• Poverty Task Force Presentation - PPT
Recommendations from Subcommittees
• Prioritizing Recommendations

August 23, 2018 Meeting Information
Agenda
July 2018 Meeting Summary and Notes
Overview - PPT
Data and Benchmarks

July 18, 2018 Meeting Information
Agenda
Subcommittee Instructions and Call-in Information
May 2018 Meeting Summary and Notes
Race Counts: California is at a Turning Point
Family Homelessness and Housing Instability
Place Based Strategies That Work
Do Minimum Wages Help Alleviate Poverty?
Reducing Effects of Poverty Within the Juvenile Justice and Criminal Justice Systems
Child Welfare: The Federal Context
Juvenile Justice Memorandum
Evicted Epilogue, by Matthew Desmond
A post-Great Recession overview of labor market trends in the US and CA

May 30, 2018 Meeting Information
Meeting Agenda
Subcommittee Instructions and Call-In Information
Subcommittee Topics
Family Independence Initiative
CA Department of Education – Strategies to Reduce Child Poverty
Department of Social Services Housing Program
Housing Perspectives from Los Angeles
Coordinated Services Memorandum
Early Childhood Programs Memorandum
Social Safety Net Memorandum
January 2018 Meeting Summary and Notes
March 2018 Meeting Summary and Notes

March 14, 2018 Meeting Information

Meeting Agenda
Culture, Context, and Community Engagement: A Foundation for Reducing Child Poverty
Outreach, Assessment and Access to Services: Digital Service-Delivery
The Poverty of Unauthorized Immigrant Children and Children in Mixed Status Families in California - PPT
The Poverty and Wellbeing of Unauthorized Immigrant Children and Children in Mixed Status Families - Full Report
Early Learning Programs for Children 0-5
Home Visiting
Multi-Generational Approaches to Supporting Parents and Children
Expanded Learning Programs
Employment and Workforce Training

January 17, 2018 Meeting Information
Meeting Agenda
Overview of Safety Net Programs - Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Earned Income Tax Credit - Hilary Hoynes
CalFresh - Hilary Hoynes
Medi-Cal - California Budget and Policy Center (CBPC)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ State Supplementary Payment (SSP) - CBPC
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) - PPIC
California’s Capacity to Monitor Poverty - David B. Grusky

December 12, 2017 Meeting Information
Meeting Agenda
Purpose Statement
Welfare and Institutions Code 20050
Bagley-Keene Overview
California Budget and Policy Center - Presentation
Public Policy Institute of California - Presentation

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT
California Bridge Academies
California Building Industry Association
Family Independence Initiative
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality