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Dr. Cynthia Osborne named Vice President of APPAM's governing board

Feb. 1, 2021

CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne, the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, was elected vice president of the governing board for the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The governing board is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the association, which aims to improve public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

CHASP Lunch Talk 2/12 with Dr. Cynthia Osborne: Program Evaluation 101

Feb. 3, 2020

Whether you are a policymaker or a program manager, you will need to determine if your program actually works as intended and why or why not. Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and director of the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will discuss how to begin to answer the question of “Does it work?” including how to develop a strong logic model that guides the evaluation of programs. More.

New Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center Led by CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne

Aug. 6, 2019

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual Legislative Summit on August 6, 2019, The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with early childhood leaders from across the country, announced the establishment of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. With initial support by the J.B. and M.K.

Dr. Cynthia Osborne on New National Committee Report on Reducing Child Poverty

March 5, 2019

More than 9.6 million children lived in families with annual incomes below the poverty line in 2015. Child poverty costs for the United States range between $800 billion and $1.1 trillion annually. When children grow up in poverty, they have lower earnings and income, are more dependent on public assistance, have more health problems, and are more likely to commit crimes.

Dr. Cynthia Osborne: New Paper on Which Children are Appointed a CASA Advocate

Jan. 11, 2019

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are independent and specially-trained community volunteers who are appointed by juvenile and family court judges to represent the interests of children who enter state custody after being removed from their families by Child Protective Services (CPS). CASAs develop personal relationships with the children they serve and act as “the eyes and ears” of the judge, bringing a depth of knowledge about the child’s needs and interests that CPS caseworkers and children’s attorneys may not have the time or resources to optimally develop.

Cynthia Osborne Profiled by UT System's Texas Health Journal

Oct. 31, 2018

The University of Texas System's Population Health division talked to CFRP director and LBJ School of Public Affairs scholar, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, about her work and motivations for the October issue on child welfare of the well known Texas Health Journal.

Director Cynthia Osborne: Impacting Family Policies through Prevention Task Force

Oct. 4, 2018

In the state of Texas in 2017, there were 174,740 completed investigations of abuse and neglect and over 63,000 children confirmed victims of child maltreatment, of which almost 50% were under the age of 5. These victims of childhood trauma, or adverse childhood experiences, are also at greater risk of both short- and long-term negative impacts on their brain development, behavior, and health.

CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Strategies at LBJ School of Public Affairs

Aug. 24, 2018

[Reprinted from the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Cynthia Osborne, an associate professor of public affairs, has been named associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Angela Evans. The appointment is effective September 1 and continues through August 31, 2021.  

Real Social Policy Challenges, Real Clients: The LBJ School Policy Research Project

May 2, 2018

LBJ School of Public Affairs masters students have opportunities to develop their research and policymaking skills through a cornerstone class called the Policy Research Project (PRP).

Over the past year, CHASP Faculty Fellows led several PRPs where students tackled key social policy questions and challenges while partnering with real clients:

Dr. Cynthia Osborne Partners with Stakeholders to Connect Families to Community Services

March 5, 2018

CHASP director and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Dr. Cynthia Osborne is one of the nation's top child and family policy scholars. In 2011, she founded the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), a non-partisan policy research group specializing in program evaluation which has grown into the largest research center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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