The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) is an independent, nonpartisan research center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. CFRP is an integral part of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) and focuses on policy issues related to young children, teens, and their parents.
CFRP is directed by Dr. Cynthia Osborne, demographer and one of the nation’s top child and family policy scholars. Dr. Osborne founded the Child and Family Research Partnership, The University of Texas at Austin’s only center specializing in family policy research, in 2011. Today, CFRP is the go-to resource for rigor, expertise, and collaborative partnership for national and state policymakers and community leaders who work with the most vulnerable children and families.
Big changes are ahead for CFRP - see the 11/5/21 announcement about changes effective spring of 2022. Our rigorous evaluation work will continue but under the umbrella of the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center.