Policy Action Issues

See the Schubert Center's policy priorities and issues for the 135th Ohio General Assembly.

The Schubert Center works with community organizations, government agencies, and other strategic working groups to promote effective public policy and practice for children and families. Students are integral to our work, serving as Research Fellows, participating in externship placements in local organizations, and advocating for policy changes on the local, state, and federal levels.

Our primary issue areas and examples of research initiatives include:

Child Welfare & Well Being

  • Addressing the cycle of poverty
  • Caring connections and assistance for youth transitioning out of foster care

Education and Student Supports

  • Educational disparities and outcomes
  • Effects of arts education on youth  

Health and Environment

  • Trauma-informed care for children who experience violence
  • Working towards lead-free kids in Ohio

Youth Justice

  • Juvenile justice-sentencing, incarceration, and probation reforms

    Youth and Police Interactions

    • Cleveland Police Department Youth Interactions Policy