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Nebraska 10th in the US in Child Well-being

  It comes as no surprise that once again, Nebraska is ranked as the 10th best state in the nation in child well-being according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Book. This report is published each year by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It looks at 16 indicators of child…...

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The National KIDS COUNT Data Book 2014 Refresher

  If you follow Voices for Children in Nebraska, you undoubtedly hear a lot about the Kids Count in Nebraska Report, but you may not know much about the national report.  Next week will mark the release of the 26th edition of the National KIDS COUNT Data Book. The National Data Book takes data…...

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How Do State Tax Revenue Changes Affect Nebraskan Families?

  Tax revenue pays for a number of critical services throughout Nebraska including public parks, roads, schools, and social services. When considering making tax cuts, as suggested in LB 357 this 104th legislative season, it is important to ensure that the revenue lost from tax cuts does not result in…...

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2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

  The 22nd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented look that brings data to life and makes finding information quick and easy. This year’s report also incorporates a few changes to help us tell the whole story of Nebraska’s kids....

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Prepare Yourself, Kids Count 2014 is Coming!

  The Kids Count in Nebraska 2014 Report has just arrived at the Voices for Children office. While we are excitedly flipping through the book and getting ready for next week’s release, we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to look back at Nebraska’s data from the National…...

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Voices for Children Prepares for Kids Count Release

The new year is getting off to a fast start here at Voices for Children, as we prepare for the release of the 2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This report will provide all the things you have come to expect – and more! We will once again provide a…...

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Voices for Children Releases Pro-Kid Policy Plan for Nebraska

As the independent voice for kids, Voices for Children in Nebraska is committed to building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy and community engagement. As part of this commitment, we are releasing the first of its kind “Pro-Kid Policy Plan for Nebraska.” Guided by research, …...

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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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Choosing the right path: Diverting youth from the Juvenile Justice System

When a young person breaks the law, we have to respond carefully to ensure that each youth is both held accountable for their actions and put on a path towards a bright, productive adulthood. Unfortunately, involvement in the formal juvenile justice system often unnecessarily puts low-risk youth deeper into the…...

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Offenses committed by YRTC youth

  While institutionalizing juvenile delinquents is no longer fashionable, questioning the use of Nebraska’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers (YRTCs) is more than just concern over keeping up with current trends. A Voices for Children issue brief, published in January 2012, explored some of the problems with Nebraska’s method of…...

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