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Voices for Children Testified in a Neutral Capacity on LB294

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB294 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Policy Coordinator Juliet Summers testified in neutral on LB294, which would adopt the Human Trafficking Victims Civil Remedy Act....

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Voices Supports LB495 and Increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB495 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB495, which would raise the earned income tax (EITC) credit in Nebraska to 15% of the federal EITC....

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Voices for Children Supports LB380

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB380 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support for LB380, which would establish the Higher Education Affordability Commission. The purposes of the committee include the creation of a ten year plan to address college…...

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Voices for Children Testified in a Neutral Position on LB 547

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Testimony on LB 572 While we believe conceptually that there are potential benefits contained in LB 547 and its companion bill LB 489, we have concerns specifically related to the funding as envisioned by LB 547. Child care is one of the most…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 81

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 81 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 81, which addresses the cliff effect in child care subsidies. The cliff effect refers to a challenge with the structure of our…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 510

Click here to Read Voices for Children’s Letter for Support for LB 510 This afternoon, Voices for Children submitted a letter of support for LB 510, which would provide an incentive for employers to hire employees who are transitioning or have transitioned off public assistance programs and provides additional benefits…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 472

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Written Testimony on LB 472 This afternoon, Voices for Children in Nebraska submitted a letter in support of LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act. Although children are already eligible for Medicaid at a higher income level, this bill would allow uninsured parents with…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 212 – End Indiscriminate Youth Shackling in Court

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 212 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Policy Coordinator Juliet Summers testified in support of LB 212, which would end indiscriminate youth shackling in court. All children have the right to be treated fairly before the…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 482

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 482 Testimony As we wrote this week in the Omaha World-Herald, the vast majority of youth involved with our justice system come before the courts on either misdemeanor offenses or offenses that would not be considered crimes if the offender were…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 25

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 25 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Policy Coordinator Juliet Summers testified in favor of LB 25, which expand juvenile court jurisdiction to 21 in cases where youth in the juvenile justice system would like to…...

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