Coronavirus Resources and Updates

Coronavirus Resources and Updates

We’re committed to working on policy changes that will bring about the systemic changes that we need to support Nebraska kids. The crisis is a fast-changing situation, and we’ll do our best to update this page with new resources and ways to get involved.

Vote Kids Nebraska is Here!

Vote Kids Nebraska is Here!

JUST IN: Vote Kids Nebraska is here! We asked legislative candidates across the state questions about their stances on youth issues so you don’t have to. Check to see how your candidates responded.

2020 Pro-Kid Legislative Scorecard

2020 Pro-Kid Legislative Scorecard

We present our fourth Pro-Kid Legislative Scorecard—a complete accounting of how senators voted when it came to pro-kid policies during the 106th Nebraska Legislature.

The Focus Is on Nebraska Children in New COVID-19 Data Hub

The Focus Is on Nebraska Children in New COVID-19 Data Hub

Recognizing the clear need for information about how the coronavirus has affected the lives of Nebraskans, Voices for Children in Nebraska is unveiling a new project, the Nebraska COVID-19 Data Hub to share insights about how children and families have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2019 Kids Count in Nebraska Report is Here!

The 2019 Kids Count in Nebraska Report is Here!

What does the data tell us about discipline in Nebraska schools? Find out by reading the 2019 Kids Count in Nebraska Report! Order yours today.

For thirty-three years and counting, Voices for Children in Nebraska has used data and research to help policy makers and communities make informed decisions on issues impacting our next generation in the areas of health, child welfare, economic stability, and juvenile justice.

Mission

Voices for Children in Nebraska is the independent voice building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy, and community engagement.

Vision

We will engage the public and state leaders to build systems removing obstacles and promoting opportunities for all children to lead healthy, secure, and fulfilling lives.

Values

Informed research drives our direction. When a policy is good, we support it; when it is harmful, we fight it; when it is missing, we can create it. Community engagement is how we promote systems change.

Data and Research

The 2019 Kids Count in Nebraska Report provides pertinent information on the well-being of all children in areas of health, education, economic stability, and juvenile justice. This year’s report contains a special commentary on school discipline in Nebraska.

The 2019 Kids Count in Nebraska Report is also available on the Kids Count NEteractive, a searchable, easy-to-navigate resource optimized for use on the go.

Policy

Children are our state’s greatest resource, and the decisions our leaders make about them impact our collective future. Our policy priorities are guided by research, data, and proven best practices that improve child well-being. We pay close attention to the impact of race, socioeconomic status, and geography, and seek to remove barriers to opportunity within these areas: