Policymaker Accountability to Kids

Elected officials and other policymakers are responsible for the key decisions that help families ensure their children are safe, healthy, and well-educated. Our research has shown that holding policymakers accountable for children’s well-being is an especially high-impact strategy. The public agrees—with 81% of voters strongly in favor of policy being “governed by a best interest of the child” standard.

Following are strategies that help strengthen policymaker accountability for children’s well-being.

Measurement Tools

Youth Impact Assessments

Fiscal Accountability

Government Structures

Racial Equity Accountability Tools

Candidates & Elected Officials

Child Rights

Communications

Youth Engagement