Identify prevention strategies that safely reduce the need for foster care, while supporting equitable reform to our child welfare system.
As a bridge from UCLA and into neighborhoods across the region, we team with researchers and community leaders to boldly challenge and resolve systemic issues that have made LA County’s child welfare system the largest in the nation.
Who We Serve
Children and young people in the foster care system. Given the disproportionate number of youth in foster care who are Black, the Center is also a site for examining racial dynamics in foster care.
Mission and Goals
Leaders at the UCLA Pritzker Center proactively and strategically link UCLA’s work to nonprofit agencies, K-12 systems, other education institutions, and government support services as we develop collaborative and innovative classroom support systems, family support services, and trauma and resiliency informed care.