Public Policy & Advocacy
The Mockingbird Society’s Public Policy and Advocacy team partners with youth and families who have been impacted by foster care and homelessness, providing tools and structure so they can successfully advocate for systems reform.
When young people who have experienced foster care and homelessness are their own best advocates, they put a face on these issues and build public will for change.
Together with youth advocates and informed by coalitions and partner organizations, The Mockingbird Society develops an annual policy agenda with goals and priorities to reform child welfare and youth homelessness through changes in practice, policy, and budgets. While we primarily advocate at the state level, our youth advocates have led successful federal and local policy changes as well.