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. Click for more about our services.
CFRP is also now the largest research center and student employer at the LBJ School. The center is comprised of research staff, operations staff, and graduate student researchers. Student positions and staff opportunties are posted on our Careers page as well as sent via the CFRP Careers Email List. There are many ways to connect to CFRP to stay informed about research news and events: News Email List, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn.