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Kids Count in Nebraska 2010 Report

Today, Voices for Children in Nebraska released the 18th annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report.  This report contains the same statistical information and commentary about the state of children in Nebraska you have come to expect in the Kids Count in Nebraska Report, plus a few special online-only features....

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At the legislature: Testimony on LB 112

Voices for Children testified before the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee today on LB 112 regarding transport of children in the care of the lead agencies. “Re: Support for LB 112 Allowing Child Welfare Caseworkers to Transport Clients Voices for Children in Nebraska supports LB 112, which allows caseworkers for child…...

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At the legislature: Testimony on LB 79 and 94

Voices for Children testified on two bills today, LB 94 and LB 79. LB 94 – Case File Reading by Adoptive Parents We support LB 94, which provides adoptive parents with the opportunity to read case files and promotes full disclosure before adoptions are finalized. Voices for Children’s support for…...

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Governor Heineman’s Budget Proposal Cuts Aid to Vulnerable Families

The Governor’s Budget Proposal released today highlights the difficult situation that our state is in. Nebraska faces a significant budget shortfall and will have to make tough choices in the coming weeks and months about how to balance the budget while still meeting the needs of our communities....

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Legislative Update

Welcome to a new year of Legislative Updates from Voices for Children in Nebraska! While Nebraska’s 102nd Legislature has only been in session for a week, over 300 bills and resolutions have already been introduced.  Many of these directly impact our state’s children and families. Throughout Legislative Session, we’ll be bringing…...

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Voices for Children Welcomes New Executive Director

Voices for Children in Nebraska is pleased to announce that Carolyn Rooker has been named the organization’s new executive director. Before joining Voices for Children, Carolyn served as CEO of the Omaha Public Library Foundation, working to increase community support for the Omaha Public Library and its programs. Prior to…...

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