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LB 961

LB 961 contains some of the major recommendations of the LR 37 report. Specifically LB 961 would: Return case management to the Department of Health Human Services by September 1, 2012;  Require caseloads of case managers will be reduced by at least 10% each year until they meet national standards…...

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Support for LB 837 – Review psychotropic drugs for state wards

Written testimony on LB 837  – Creating a task force to review drugs for state wards. January 19, 2012 To: The Health and Human Services Committee From: Caitlin Pardue, Policy Associate—Behavioral Health RE: Support for LB 837, Create task force to review certain drugs for state wards...

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FCRB Director Changes

In response to some breaking news on the change in leadership at the Foster Care Review Board, Voices for Children’s Carolyn Rooker issued this statement. From Carolyn Rooker, Executive Director of Voices for Children in Nebraska: “Carol Stitt has been a passionate advocate for Nebraska’s kids for nearly 30 years. …...

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Support for LB 768 – Case File Reading for Adoptive Parents

January 20, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 768 – Case File Reading for Adoptive Parents...

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Health care access eludes kids of color

Part of advocating for Nebraska’s children means figuring out which kids are most likely to be crying out, but are least likely to be heard. Data helps us do this. When we look at numbers in areas like health insurance coverage, we can see that those figures can look really…...

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Support for LB 774 – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Reporting

Voices for Children submitted written support for LB 774: January 18, 2012 To: The Health and Human Services Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 774, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Reporting...

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Cut Medicaid ~AND~ Taxes?

As you may know from recent news coverage, one of the main proposals included in Governor Heineman’s “State of the State” address last week was a proposal to cut taxes for corporations and individuals.   That same day, the Governor also released his budget recommendation for the coming year. Among the…...

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LB 837

Quick links: LB 837 on Legislature’s website LB 837 as introduced   Summary: On Friday, the Health and Human Services Committee will hear testimony on LB 837, which proposes the creation of a task force to look at how Nebraska provides psychotropic drugs for wards of the state....

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Prematurity and Academic Achievement

Dr. Bryan Williams shared his research with us on the link between premature births and academic achievement in first grade as part of the release of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report. He generously shared his time (and his PowerPoint slides!) with us....

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LB 820

Quick links: LB 820 on Legislature’s website LB 820 as introduced Voices for Children’s Testimony   Summary: Part of LR 37 package of recommendations and introduced by the entire Health and Human Services Committee, LB 820 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to apply for a…...

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