Children's Defense Fund California
The Children's Defense Fund’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.
Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) is the California office of the Children’s Defense Fund, one of the nation’s foremost children’s advocacy organizations. Through a combination of public education, research and advocacy, CDF-CA is committed to develop comprehensive responses to the full range of needs of California’s children and families.