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CFRP GRA Cassie Gianni Receives 2016 Spirit of LBJ Award

August 29, 2016cfrp, lbj


Congratulations to CFRP graduate research assistant, Cassie Gianni, on receiving the 2016 Spirit of LBJ Award! The award was presented at the LBJ School’s Birthday Bash celebrating President Lyndon B. Johnson’s birthday on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

The Spirit of LBJ Award is awarded by the Austin Alumni Chapter for second year students who are exemplars of their cohort in areas of leadership, commitment to the LBL School, and the Austin community. Recipients must also exhibit a strong sense of ethics and integrity.

Cassie embodies all these characteristics both as a student and as a member of the CFRP research team. At CFRP, Cassie supports several child welfare research projects, including how the state of Texas is transforming its Child Protective Services (CPS) workforce and how outcomes for children involved in the CPS system can be improved through increased collaboration among agencies and increased effectiveness of volunteer advocates.

“We’re so fortunate to work with Cassie – we get to benefit from her professional skills and her positive attitude and thoughtfulness. She’s a wonderful representative of the ideals of the LBJ School and the student body. We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes after her time here at LBJ,” said Dr. Cynthia Osborne, LBJ professor and director of CFRP.

Cassie Gianni is a Master of Global Policy Studies candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Houston. As an undergrad, she focused her community service on economic empowerment, cultural exchange, and LGBTQA+ rights.


4/28/15 Event at the Capitol: A Bold New Agenda by the Next Generation of Leaders

April 22, 2015events, lbj, osborne

The Honorable Sen. Rodney Ellis is hosting “Ensuring Sustainable Employment – A Bold New Agenda,” a presentation by LBJ graduate students at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:15 p.m. in Legislative Conference Room E2.002A. The students are in CFRP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne‘s Policy Research Project (PRP) class and will share their yearlong research on specific policy objectives of the “new war on poverty” and unveil bold ideas for increasing sustainable employment among Texans and Americans.

We hope you can join us for this exciting kick-off of a bold new agenda by the next generation of leaders! Lunch will be provided.

For more about the PRP, including videos, please go to 2014-2015 Policy Research Project.





Event info:

Ensuring Sustainable Employment – A Bold New Agenda at The Texas State Capitol

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 12:15pm – 2:00pm
Texas State Capitol | Legislative Conference Room E2.002A

Lunch will be provided.

Enter through Capitol then take the north with elevators to Level E2. Proceed through the circular Seal Court and the Legislative Conference Center will be the first door on the right.

Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th Streets. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter (maximum daily charge: $8.00); accessible parking is available with accessible routes to the Capitol. Metered spaces are available throughout the complex.



Congratulations CFRP for $ 1.4 million in New Awards

September 30, 2014cfrp, lbj, osborne

Dr. Cynthia Osborne, CFRP Director and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and CFRP were recently awarded two grants worth over $1.4 million.

With the new funding, CFRP will continue its implementation evaluation of the Texas Home Visiting Program for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the two related evaluations focusing on father participation and family retention.

CFRP is also now developing the first Texas-specific estimation model of the cost of raising a child, for the Texas Office of the Attorney General – Child Support Division. CFRP will identify the actual costs associated with childrearing and illustrate how families across various income levels and social circumstances meet these costs.

Congratulations to all!


The LBJ School: Dr. Osborne on Camera

September 29, 2014lbj, osborne

160323560_modAt the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Policy Research Projects (PRP) are where real world policy and academic research converge for our graduate students. The LBJ School is kicking off an innovative PRP Video Journal Series profiling CFRP’s Dr. Cynthia Osborne and her year long PRP, “Fighting a New War on Poverty”.

Many of the bold initiatives that President LBJ put in place in his War on Poverty in 1964 made a huge impact, but we all know there’s much more to accomplish. During the year, Dr. Osborne will challenge her students to create a new, realistic agenda for fighting poverty and ensuring social mobility today. The LBJ School will be filming the class throughout the fall and spring semesters and sharing the final piece at the LBJ School’s culminating events in 2015 for the “50 on 50 Celebration” of LBJ’s legacy.


LBJ and CFRP’s Dr. Cynthia Osborne to be Honored by UT Athletics Academic Accolades Program

February 27, 2014cfrp, lbj, osborne

utbballOn Wednesday, March 5, 2014, LBJ Associate Professor and CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, will be honored at the UT Longhorns men’s basketball game against TCU as part of the Academic Accolades program. Dr. Osborne is being recognized as the representative for the LBJ School of Public Affairs for her excellent scholarship and impacts in the state of Texas.

Dr. Osborne and her CFRP team conduct a full range of qualitative and quantitative research with the aim to bridge research and policy specializing in the areas of family strengthening, adolescent development, and early childhood intervention.

The UT vs. TCU basketball game is at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 5, 3014 at the Erwin Center. Click here for the UT basketball schedule.

Congratulations Dr. Osborne and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the court. Hook Em!