Of the 1,500 to 2,000 children killed each year by their caretakers, more than half die after they have come to the attention of child welfare agencies.

The Field Center brings together multiple disciplines and the nation’s foremost experts in child welfare to collaborate on reforming the systems that are responsible for protecting children.

Watch our video to see how the Field Center changes the lives of victims of child abuse and neglect.


The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research utilizes an interdisciplinary model to:

integrate clinical care, research and education

inform local and national policy

prepare the nation’s future leaders

In short, we impact one child at a time by advocating for all.


Field Center releases White Paper on Safe Harbor laws

The Field Center conducts analysis of Safe Harbor laws for child sex trafficking victims

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Field Center Awarded New Grant

The Philadelphia Foundation awarded the Field Center a new grant to support its work in making college more accessible to foster youth.

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Field Center in the News: Is Poverty a Crime?

Field Center experts publish article on poverty and child neglect

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