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Juvenile Detention: The Data

  Voices for Children believes that we must assure that all our children can grow into health and productive adults, sometimes this means we must hold youth accountable for their actions. When this is necessary, we need to do so in ways that are appropriate for the child while simultaneously…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 1, Introduction and Methodology

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the first in a series diving into the commentary. Nebraska’s population of people of color is growing rapidly, and is expected to double to 38%…...

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2015 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

The 23rd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented data in each of Voices for Children’s 5 issues areas: health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and economic stability. Each year we build upon the report to hopefully improve the most comprehensive source of data on child…...

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Kids Count is here, are you ready?

  Here at Voices, we have some treasured traditions. One of which, and a personal favorite is building a fort the moment our annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report arrives at our offices. This year’s fort is the biggest yet, made of boxes containing 50 books, each 108 pages long…...

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Equality Before the Law: A primer

We are very happy to announce our topic for this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska commentary – Equality Before the Law: An Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska children!...

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2015 Kids Count is on its way!

We have been busy this Fall compiling data and putting together this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report – our biggest and best yet! This year’s book contains data in each of our 5 issues areas: health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice and economic stability as well as population level demographics and…...

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Nebraska kids and families: So much to be thankful for

  In our day to day tireless efforts to improve child well-being and build pathways to opportunity for all children, it is so easy to get bogged down by what our state is not doing right. We are constantly looking at data and research on how our policies harm children…...

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5 Scariest Nebraska Kid and Family Stats

  All of Nebraska’s children deserve the opportunity to grow up to be happy, healthy, successful adults. Our state does many things right, and there is no doubt that our’s is a great state to be a kid. But despite our many successes as a state, there are things we…...

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The search is on for the next Kids Count cover kids!

  Think the kids in your life have what it takes to be a Kids Count cover kid?  Submit your photos today! We want kids of all ages – from infants to teens and everything in between. We want photos of kids being kids – running, playing, laughing, or just hanging out…...

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Fewer Nebraska Children Living in Poverty

  Children and families being able to meet their basic needs is imperative to the overall well-being and success of our state’s future leaders and workforce. Nebraska families must be able to achieve financial security and our policies should support them in building a strong future for their children. One…...

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