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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Many schools are surrounded by fast food restaurants, which provide students with easy access to unhealthy foods and undermine schools' efforts to offer nutritious meals. Prohibiting fast food restaurants from locating near schools is one strategy to help reduce childhood obesity...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) California
Source County of Santa Clara
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food
Restaurants encourage children and adolescents to choose specific menu items by linking them with free toys and other incentive items. This ordinance states that a restaurant may not provide an incentive item linked to the purchase of a single food item or meal if it includes excessive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source ReadyNation
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The foundation for success starts in the earliest years of children's lives, when they begin to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors they need to do well in school and beyond. To fix our failing workforce pipeline, we need to help our children get the good start in life that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) Maine
Source University of Southern Maine
Policy Areas Community Development, Data & Technology
The Place Matters Project seeks to understand the impact that living environments have on the transition from childhood to adulthood, focusing particularly on those with criminal records or other obstacles. The project, based at the University of Southern Maine, aims to redesign Maine's...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines job market challenges faced by youth in Cleveland. The report reveals that youth encounter higher unemployment rates than the general population and that young workers, particularly people of color, are concentrated in low-wage sectors. The report recommends implementing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for an Urban Future
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Across the nation, youth employment programs introduce thousands of teens to the working world each year. Cities can improve financial outcomes for future generations of workers by directly incorporating financial capability programs into existing municipal youth employment efforts....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
When setting the national bike advocacy agenda, the League of American Bicyclists believes that it is important to include a range of different perspectives, particularly from youth voices; not only does this empower younger participants, but it is a necessary first step toward championing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source City Accelerator
Policy Areas Energy, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Government is often thought of as a place where good ideas go to die. We who work in local government know this is not true. We also know, however, that cities' current set of approaches and solutions won't be enough to address our most pressing challenges. We need more and fundamentally...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, School Board, School District
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Education, Public Safety
This case study analyzes how student and youth advocacy efforts have advanced alternative visions of safety within the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district. As a result of this student-led campaign, MPS has terminated all of its contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department, terminated...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
Today’s youth are rarely invited into the city planning process. This paper examines the experiences of young people involved in Y-PLAN, an initiative focused on fostering relationships between civic leaders and young people around meaningful action in order to create resilient cities...

Type Model Law
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Education, Food
This model law creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors so that children are presented with healthy food options....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Education, Public Safety
Participation in high-quality afterschool programs can reduce juvenile crime. This report highlights case studies of local afterschool programs from around the country that have been successful in providing at-risk youth with safe spaces that keep them from engaging in dangerous behavior....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education, Public Safety
One of the most effective ways to prevent crime is to provide children with the parental support and programs needed to be successful, productive members of society. This report discusses four steps Michigan policymakers should take to support children's success and improve public...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Public Safety
This ordinance regulates police questioning of persons 17 years of age or younger. Specifically, the ordinance requires police officers to inform minors of their right to have a "responsible adult" present during questioning and to obtain written consent from the minor and their "responsible...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level National
State(s) All States
Source National Alliance on Mental Illness
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
This infographic outlines statistics on adolescent mental illness....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) Florida
Source Council For a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Although the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) makes college accessible to individuals with limited financial resources, many students who are eligible to receive financial aid never apply for it, often because they do not realize that they are eligible for aid or...

Type Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source City of Takoma Park
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This resolution affirms the right to vote by establishing a task force on voting, supporting a federal constitutional amendment to grant an individual right to vote, and calling on elected officials to help increase voter turnout. Notably, it specifies that city resources will be...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
A child's health is a key predictor for his or her future success and well-being. Unfortunately, far too many children face barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential because of where they live, learn and play. The inequitable distribution of social, economic and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Ohio
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
In 2019, the Ohio's Student Wellness and Success Fund was created to help school districts invest in the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their students. This report discusses the many ways school districts have used Student Wellness and Success funds, and outlines other...

Type Model Law
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The attached Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution language was developed for K-12 school districts that are contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students. ACLU recommends that any resolution contain language to address these critical issues: limiting the sharing of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines four key factors that promote routine physical activity: compact land use, comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian networks, inviting site designs, and prioritizing user safety. To address physical inactivity and childhood obesity, this report suggests inclusive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This policy brief discusses the problem of lower voter turnout in municipal and county elections. The brief discusses possible causes for this issue such as low voter engagement, a lack of community grounding, and the absence of viable political options. The brief proposes solutions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Health, Transportation & Mobility
Public spaces are crucial to a community’s collective well-being. Although public spaces are intended to be equally accessible, young people, particularly low-income BIPOC, are made to feel unwelcome or excluded in many public spaces by the built environment, police, and other users....

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Colorado
Source San Miguel County Detention Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Children & Families
This policy prohibits staff at the San Miguel County Detention Center from asking detainees about their immigration status or place of birth. It also outlines procedures for when an ICE detainer is received for the detainee....

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