July 19, 2016 | by Mike Bare | Policy Last week, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced S. 3231, The Stronger Way Act. This bill is based on several years of the Public Policy Institute’s work on developing and testing policies that would dramatically reduce poverty. We encourage you contact your senators and member of Congress today to ask them to support The Stronger Way Act.
January 27, 2015 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute | Policy The Children’s Defense Fund released a groundbreaking report, End Child Poverty Now, using analysis by the Urban Institute which is highly informed by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute’s policy package created by our Pathways to Ending Poverty Project
May 23, 2014 | by Somer Nowak | Prevention Given our tendency to stigmatize the mentally ill, those affected are often marginalized and go untreated, ending up homeless, in jails and prisons and–worse yet–dying from preventable medical conditions. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 26% of the homeless residing in shelters live with mental illness, while 20% of prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have a history of a mental health condition.