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Putting Families First: How Paid Leave Helps Families Succeed

With the changing nature of the workforce, it’s getting more and more challenging to balance the demands of the jobs we need and the families we love. States around the country are starting to take the lead on establishing policies that promote more family-friendly workplaces and both businesses and families are seeing the benefits. Please [...]

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VoteKids

Voices for Children in Nebraska has launched a new interactive website to help citizens become engaged in children’s issues, find out what’s important to state candidates and learn how to get registered to vote. Check out VoteKidsNebraska.com today and be a voice for children at the ballot box!    

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Race Matters Conference: Putting Race on the Table

  For more than 28 years, Voices for Children in Nebraska has been working on issues facing children in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, economic stability and health. Through the data in our annual KIDS COUNT report, we have become increasingly concerned about racial disparities in all these areas.  Our concerns were further validated [...]

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2014 Spotlight Gala Set for September 13 – Mark Your Calendars!

Voices for Children is excited to announce some exciting details about our 2014 Spotlight Gala, coming up Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. At Voices for Children we are committed to “telling the whole story” for Nebraska’s kids. As part of that commitment, we focus on bigger picture policy changes that [...]

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The Family Bottom Line

The Family Bottom Line

    Nebraska families are working—and working hard—but is hard work always enough to make ends meet? How much do Nebraska families need to earn to meet basic needs without assistance? The Family Bottom Line is a follow up to an original Family Bottom Line report published in 2009. The new report highlights changing demographics and [...]

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A closer look at chronic absenteeism and truancy

A closer look at chronic absenteeism and truancy

We all want children to have access to opportunities to succeed through a quality education. Let’s be honest – an important component of a student’s ability to succeed in school is their attendance. In recent years, Nebraska legislators have enacted a number of bills aimed at increasing school attendance, reducing the number of students who are chronically [...]

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Kids Count in Nebraska Report 2013

Kids Count in Nebraska Report 2013

  The 21st annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to highlight data in each of Voices for Children’s four issues areas – Health, Education, Safety, and Economic Stability – with over 200 indicators of how children in our state are doing and 30 county-level indicators. We have continued with a very visually-oriented report with [...]

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Voices for Children: The Lifelong Impact of Poverty

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Individual Development Accounts

All Nebraska families deserve the opportunity to live “the good life,” but for many years, policies that encourage families to build & sustain assets as a means of financial security have left lower income families out.  New ways to help families build assets have demonstrated success and are a potential tool in helping more families [...]

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Time for a change: Locking youth up in Nebraska

In Nebraska we pride ourselves on having built the good life for our kids and families. Nebraskans can be proud of having made wise investments that have helped our state, children, and families weather recent tough times better than most. Unfortunately, when it comes to juvenile justice, we have a lot more work to do [...]

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