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Company Overview of Children's Defense Fund

Company Overview

Children’s Defense Fund is a not-for-profit organization that concentrates on protecting child rights. It offers services such as research, public education campaigns, and budget and policy advocacy for rights of children. The organization through its various programs is engaged in immunizations; health care; child care; head start, a right to education; adoptions, a chance to escape poverty; and protections in child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. Children’s Defense Fund was founded in 1973 and is based in Washington, DC.

25 East Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

United States

Founded in 1973



Key Executives for Children's Defense Fund

Founder, President, and Director
Vice President of Communications
Executive Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Children's Defense Fund Key Developments

The Children's Defense Fund Announce Director Changes

The Children's Defense Fund announced that Alex Johnson has joined CDF-California as Executive Director. Johnson previously served as Assistant Senior Deputy for Education and Public Safety for the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. As Executive Director of CDF-CA, Johnson will oversee the organization's advocacy and organizing work to ensure access to affordable, high-quality health coverage for all California children, reform of the juvenile justice system, educational equity, and end child poverty. Johnson will also manage California's CDF Freedom Schools program and Beat the Odds(R) scholarship and leadership development program for high school students who have overcome adversity to excel in school and serve as leaders in their communities. Johnson succeeds Kim Brettschneider, who left CDF-CA after eight years to pursue opportunities back home in New York.

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