Peter Chen

Peter Chen, Senior Policy Analyst, has worked on child and family policy advocacy in New Jersey since 2014. Most recently, he coordinated New Jersey’s nonprofit campaign for a complete count of the 2020 Census. Additionally, Peter has written reports on topics including: childhood lead poisoning prevention, chronic absenteeism from school, teacher certification, and summer meals. Prior to New Jersey Policy Perspective, Peter was Policy Counsel at Advocates for Children of New Jersey, where he also served as a Skadden Fellow from 2014-16. Peter received his JD from Yale Law School and his Bachelors of Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington. He served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Access to Affordable, Quality Child Care Enables Families to Lead Full Lives

Testimony by Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of increasing child care availability to parents who need it.

Expanding the Child and Dependent Care is a Great First Step in Addressing New Jersey’s Child Care Crisis

Expanding the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit will help working families meet the high price of child care in New Jersey.

Expanding the Child and Dependent Care Services Tax Credit Enables Children, Families, and the Economy to Succeed

Testimony by Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of expanding the child and dependent care services tax credit

Expanding the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Will Help More New Jerseyans Meet the High Costs of Child Care

Bill to make the state Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit refundable passes through Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools Helps Students Succeed

Research shows that improving indoor air quality in schools may pay dividends beyond reducing COVID-19 exposure.

Pandemic Relief Reduced Poverty in 2020

New Census data show that poverty remains far too high, but pandemic relief programs helped families stay afloat.

Redistricting: Where Do Incarcerated People Count?

New law ending prison gerrymandering means people who are incarcerated will be counted at their address prior to incarceration.

How New Jersey’s Population Changed Since 2010 and What it Means for Redistricting

As New Jersey continues to grow larger and more diverse, its institutions and political boundaries should accurately represent its population.

NJPP Applauds Signing of Landmark Bills to Prevent Lead Poisoning

New Jersey is now the first state in the country with a hard target to eliminate lead service lines in ten years.

More Than 50,000 Kids in New Jersey Could Miss Out on the Child Tax Credit

Up to 55,000 qualifying families in New Jersey may miss out on Child Tax Credit payments because the IRS does not have their information on file.