Statewide coalition working to create policies that help kids and families


Initiative led by Kosair Charities to end child abuse and neglect in Jefferson County by 2023


Improving oral health and access to care across Kentucky


Improving health care quality, access, and prevention services for all Kentuckians


kinshipRaising awareness of the issues surrounding kinship care in Kentucky and promoting policies that increase supports for kinship families


Berea-partnerPreparing GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) students in southeastern Kentucky to step up in leadership roles and succeed in postsecondary education


Empowering young people in foster care to gain critical life skills and successfully transition to adulthood




Measures child outcomes and contributes to public accountability for those outcomes, resulting in data-driven advocacy for children, their families, and their communities. Kentucky Youth Advocates has been a founding member of the KIDS COUNT network since 1991.

Membership-led advocacy organization that promotes reform of America’s juvenile justice system. NJJN works to secure laws, policies and practices that are evidence-based and developmentally appropriate for all children, youth and families involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the justice system.

pp-oh2020National movement to improve lifelong oral health and end dental disease in children. Through their support of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, Kentucky Youth Advocates has been a member of the network since 2010.

Network of nonpartisan child policy advocacy organizations across the country working to improve policies affecting children at the local, state, and national levels.

An effort to develop policy solutions and build the capacity of state-level advocates to promote child welfare system reforms. Kentucky Youth Advocates is a founding member of the SPARC peer-learning network.