A Voice For Arizona’s Children For More Than 25 Years
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Welcome to the CAA Press Room

Here you’ll find everything you should need when reporting on the Children’s Action Alliance (CAA). This page covers some basic background on the work we do and introduces you to our analysts and the individual policy areas they focus on. If you need more information about a policy issue focused on by CAA and want to connect with one of our analysts, please contact our Communications Specialist, Pati Urias.

Pati Urias

602.266.0707 x209

What is Children’s Action Alliance?

Children’s Action Alliance is an independent voice for Arizona children at the state capitol and in the community. CAA works to improve children’s health, education and security through information and action.

Through research, publications, media campaigns, and advocacy, CAA seeks to influence policies and decisions affecting the lives of Arizona children and their families on issues related to health, child abuse and neglect, early care and education, budget and taxes, juvenile justice, children and immigration, and working families. CAA works toward a future in which all children have health insurance, no child is raised in poverty and hunger, every child enters school ready to learn and succeed, no child endures the ravages of abuse and neglect, every child has a place to call home, and struggling teens have the support they need to become responsible adults.

  • 501(c)3
  • Phoenix Main Office
  • Tucson Branch
  • Started in 1988
  • Over 25 Years of Experience in Advocacy Work

A Voice for Arizona’s Children for More Than 25 Years
Kids can’t speak out for themselves but YOU can help make their voices heard through Children’s Action Alliance!

Preferred Format for the Name of our Organization:
Children’s Action Alliance (please, Do Not Use “The” in front of our name)
Preferred Abbreviated Version of the Name of our Organization: CAA

Areas of Expertise:

Child Abuse and Neglect – Beth Rosenberg, Dana Wolfe Naimark, Meghan Arrigo (Youth Aging out of Foster Care) and Michelle Crow (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren only) (read bios)

  • Department of Child Safety
  • Alternative Response
  • Child Fatality Report
  • Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Juvenile Justice – Beth Rosenberg and Dana Wolfe Naimark (read bios)

  • Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
  • Youth Prosecuted as Adults

Health Policy – Siman Qaasim, Meghan Arrigo (YATI only) and Dana Wolfe Naimark (read bios)

  • AHCCCS/Medicaid
  • KidsCare/CHIP
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Young Adult Transitional Insurance (YATI)
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Child Nutrition

Budget and Taxes – Karen McLaughlin, Dana Wolfe Naimark and Ethan Clay (Federal Budget and Taxes only) (read bios)

  • State Agency Budgets
  • State Tax Policy
  • Federal Budget
  • Federal Tax Policy
  • Income Inequality
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • And other forms of public assistance

Early Care and Education – Kelley Murphy and Dana Wolfe Naimark (read bios)

  • Child Care
  • Early Learning

Statistics on Child Well-Being (KIDS COUNT) – Ethan Clay (read bio)

  • Demographic Information and other data for children by:
    • State
    • County
    • Congressional District
    • State Legislative District
    • City/Town

*Note: Not all demographic information is available for all of the above geographies

Photos You May Use to Accompany Your Articles

Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO

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