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Race Matters Conference Set for December

For more than 28 years, Voices for children has been working on issues facing children in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, economic stability and health.  We are passionate about fairness and justice for all kids.  Through the data in our annual kids count report, we have become increasingly…...

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Legislative Report Card – 103rd Legislature

At the end of every school year, Nebraska’s kids take home a report card detailing how this school year went for them – where they excelled, where they struggled, and where they had room for improvement. We thought it was only fair that Nebraska’s State Senators take home a report…...

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Nebraska’s School to Prison Pipeline

The release of the new Race for Results report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has prompted a lot of conversation about race, opportunity, and the systemic barriers that prevent all of our kids from having the same chance at a bright future. A new report released by the federal…...

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Legislative Session Comes to a Close

Today marks the 60th and final day of the 2014 legislative session! As the time before the Legislature adjourns sine die ticks away, here’s a look at what’s been accomplished for kids and families this session:...

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Join us for Inequality for All in Grand Island

Join Us for Inequality for All Date:  April 24, 2014 Location:  Grand Theatre, 316 W. 3rd Street, Downtown Grand Island 6:00 pm:  Doors Open...

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Could You Survive on $7.25?

Could you survive on $7.25? That question is particularly pertinent as the Nebraska Legislature prepares to consider LB  943, a bill that would gradually increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour by 2017.  The statistics clearly indicates the need for a wage increase. As our Family Bottom…...

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Juvenile Justice Reform Benefits Entire State

Over the past couple of years, the Legislature has taken important action to improve the lives of Nebraska’s children – from prenatal care to child welfare reform, from child care to steps to transform our juvenile justice system. All of these investments have made and will continue to make a…...

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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children Time:           10:00 a.m. – Noon CST Date:           Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Location:    Boys Town Conference Center Auditorium, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010 Moderator: Dr. Theresa Barron-McKeagney – University of Nebraska Omaha...

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Legislature Continues Child Welfare Work

Less than 20 days remain in the 2014 Legislative Session. While there’s still a lot of work for legislators to do, there is already some important progress being made for kids and families involved with the child welfare system. Child welfare has been a major priority of the Legislature in…...

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Geography Matters

If you’re a kid in Nebraska and you break the law, does where you live impact what happens to you? In an ideal world, the answer to this question would be a resounding no. Kids across our state, rural, urban, and suburban, would be held accountable in similar ways and…...

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