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Ending Nebraska’s School to Prison Pipeline

Most of us agree that access to quality education is one of the most important things we can do to ensure the well-being of Nebraska’s children and our state as a whole. Opportunities to learn and build skills are an essential part of preparing youth for healthy, productive adulthoods. Too…...

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Race Matters Conference: Putting Race on the Table

  Registration is now full for the Race Matters Conference December 3-4 at the UNO Alumni Center! The conference agenda is attached here. Click here to learn about our keynote speakers....

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2014 Spotlight Gala Awards – Individual

  Sometimes when looking for solutions, you have to think outside. For Scott Smathers, this meant thinking outside to the great Nebraska outdoors. Through the Hunters Helping the Hungry Program, Scott found a unique way to combat hunger. For those efforts, Scott Smathers is the recipient of the 2014 Spotlight…...

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2014 Spotlight Gala Awards – Youth

An amazing thing happened in the Summer of 2013 – Tiauna Lewis found her voice when she joined IncluCity, a residential leadership program through Inclusive Communities. She went back to her high school in the fall and recruited Lincoln High to take part in the program for the first time,…...

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Voices for Children in 2014: Telling the Whole Story

With the mid-year point behind us, Voices for Children is taking a moment to reflect on our organizational progress so far in 2014 and also prepare for the months ahead. We started the year by releasing the 21st edition of our annual KIDS COUNT report, a visually-oriented look at the…...

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Why PREA matters for Nebraska’s kids

Here’s something we should all agree on: Nebraska’s children and youth deserve to be safe from sexual abuse and victimization. Last month, we lost an important opportunity to ensure the safety of youth in the juvenile justice system. On May 29, Governor Heineman announced that Nebraska would not comply with…...

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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…...

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Number of State Wards Down, but Reform Work Remains

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services released new numbers on significant changes underway in Nebraska’s child welfare system. Over the past few years a number of reform efforts, both administrative and legislative, have been enacted to better serve Nebraska’s children and families. The new numbers show that…...

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Annual Report 2013

Our 2013 Year-In-Review is now available, take a look at our progress on children’s issues....

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Omaha Gives – Make a Donation for Kids on May 21!

  Make a Donation for Kids on May 21! Voices for Children in Nebraska is participating in Omaha Gives, a fundraising drive for Omaha non-profit organizations on May 21. You can give anytime between midnight and midnight, but your support between noon and 2:00 p.m. will give our organization a…...

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