The Kentucky Women’s Network Commonwealth Institute for Policy Issues and Civic Engagement (CPI)
The emphasis of the Commonwealth Policy Institute is research leading to policy recommendations consistent with Network goals.
It has produced the following special reports:
Lifting Kentucky Families Out of Poverty
Report on Criminal Justice Issues in Kentucky
2016 Issues Forum: Investing in Kentucky’s Future
Early Childhood Education: Bipartisan Solutions
Kentucky’s Energy Future…at the Crossroads
Education and Small Businesses: The Keys to Economic Security
A Fair and Adequate Tax Structure for the Twenty-First Century
Issues for study are approved by the Network Board. Once issues for study are chosen, study committees are formed, consisting of Fellows and researchers with expertise in the area from both the Network and the community at large.
White papers summarizing research findings are distributed widely throughout Kentucky, and are used by the Network and its allies to support advocacy around study recommendations. They have been useful in the Network’s involvement in public education as well as with the legislature and Governor’s Office.