The Whole of Life
Expanding Medicaid Benefits for Maternal Health
2023 Hatfield Prize
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What Makes the Center for Public Justice Different?
CPJ is a nonpartisan Christian organization engaged in public policy development and civic education. Our mission is to serve God, advance justice, and transform public life. Rather than supporting the polarized views of issue-oriented, short-term, pragmatic politics that dominate today’s government, we work towards the soundness of public institutions, the art of long-term constitutional statecraft, and the common good of the republic as a whole.
What is Public Justice?
Why does public justice matter?
Christian & Democratic
Our mission is threefold:
Equip Citizens: Through our publications, speeches, and programs, the Center for Public Justice inspires citizens with a Christian perspective and equips them with tools for civic responsibility.
Develop Leaders: Through our leadership development program, the Center for Public Justice encourages citizens with talents for public service, nurtures public officials, and honors model public servants.
Shape Policy: To help shape policy, the Center for Public Justice conducts research, crafts proposals, and advocates reforms. Staff members advise public officials, submit briefs in court cases, and educate the public about new policies.
What We Do
As we move forward from the pandemic, its effects will live with American youth as they grow into adulthood. The lack of resources needs to be addressed as we slowly shift into this epidemic of the mental health crisis. There needs to be an investment in the youth of our tomorrow by taking care of their emotional needs today. We are called to act as servants to our neighbors, representing God’s image by helping those in need.
“Food doesn’t just serve as a basic need — for sure it is that — but it’s also a symbol of community and belonging and neighborliness,” says Cara Cliburn Allen, Ph.D., a researcher who’s dedicated her career to improving outcomes for college students.
CPJ Research Fellow Sofi Timina writes, “Food insecurity is a consequence of inequality in our society, and it further deepens it. For there to be long-lasting impact, there needs to be systemic change.” Read more on our site about the chronic problem of food insecurity for young adults and what it looks like to address the complex causes of this issue.