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Support for LB 1063 – Adopt the Children’s Health and Treatment Act

February 9, 2012 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Caitlin Pardue, Policy Associate – Behavioral Health RE: Support for LB 1063 – Adopt the Children’s Health and Treatment Act...

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Support for LB 1015 – Change the child care reimbursement rate

February 6, 2012 To: Appropriations Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1015 to change the child care reimbursement rate...

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Opposition to LB 844 – Changes to Parenting Act increase opportunity for conflict in Parenting Plans

February 9, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Opposition to LB 844 – Increasing Opportunity for Conflict in Parenting Plans...

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advoKID Alert – Take action on LB 985 – Juvenile Services Pilot Project

Dear Advocate, Please take a moment to contact your Senator and urge them to advance and fund LB 985! Too often in Nebraska our juvenile justice system turns to out-of-home care, confinement, and state wardship for youth because of a lack of accessible, quality community- based services. We can do better for our children. Luckily,…...

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Support for LB 949 – Performance Based Budgeting in Child Welfare

February 8, 2012 To: Members of the Health and Human Services Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 949 – Performance Based Budgeting and Fiscal Transparency for Child Welfare Programs...

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Support for LB 1160 – Data system improvements for DHHS

February 8, 2012 To: Members of the Health and Human Services Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 1160 – Data System Improvements for Child Welfare Services...

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Support for LB 1129 – Insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders

February 7, 2012 To: Members of the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee From: Caitlin Pardue, Policy Associate – Behavioral Health Re: Support for LB 1129 – Provide requirements for insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders...

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Support for LB 1048 – Early Nurse Home Visiting

February 7, 2012   To: Members of the Appropriations Committee From: Carolyn D. Rooker, MSW – Executive Director Re: Support for LB 1048 – Funding for Early Nurse Home Visitation Programs...

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Restore prenatal care press conference

Yesterday, health, faith and education groups from across the state gathered in the Capitol Rotunda today to urge the State Legislature to make healthy babies a priority this session.  In 2010, almost 1,600 low-income women lost access to prenatal care coverage under Medicaid.  The groups urged the Legislature to pass…...

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Bills, Hearings, and Fiscal Notes – Oh My!

The month of January has flown by here at Voices for Children. With so many of the services that serve our mostvulnerable children and families in crisis, we’ve been burning the midnight oil to make sure kids’ voices are heard in Lincoln on any number of issues. During the session…...

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