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Say What? A Mini Dictionary of the Juvenile Court, Part II

Two weeks ago, we brought you the first part of this series, a back to basics dictionary of common terms and abbreviations used in the juvenile court and child welfare system.  Part II today looks at common players, documents/evidence, and services that can be ordered. People in the Room: County…...

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2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

  The 22nd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented look that brings data to life and makes finding information quick and easy. This year’s report also incorporates a few changes to help us tell the whole story of Nebraska’s kids....

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Prepare Yourself, Kids Count 2014 is Coming!

  The Kids Count in Nebraska 2014 Report has just arrived at the Voices for Children office. While we are excitedly flipping through the book and getting ready for next week’s release, we thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to look back at Nebraska’s data from the National…...

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A New Legislative Session

At the start of Nebraska’s 104th Legislature, new senators will be sworn in, committee chairs will be elected, and the legislative process will begin.  We will be tracking introduced bills containing issues important to children and families. To find out who your Senator is or track the progress of particular…...

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Voices for Children Prepares for Kids Count Release

The new year is getting off to a fast start here at Voices for Children, as we prepare for the release of the 2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This report will provide all the things you have come to expect – and more! We will once again provide a…...

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Race Matters in Nebraska’s Child Welfare System

It is an all-too-common fact that children of color are overrepresented when looking at child welfare data, particularly in measures that we know to be extremely traumatic for children. We kept this in mind as we convened at the Race Matters conference last week. A quick look at the child welfare…...

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Race Matters Conference: A Starting Point for Action on Racial Equity

Last week, Voices for Children in Nebraska convened more than 275 people to tackle race equity issues in our state.  The Race Matters conference was a tremendous success, with amazing keynote speakers and a strong array of breakout sessions designed to inform, educate and motivate participants to action. We decided…...

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Ferguson on our Minds

The decision of the grand jury in Ferguson and the resulting state of unrest throughout surrounding communities are much on our minds today at Voices for Children.  As concerned citizens, we hope and strive toward a society in which the rule of law protects the innocent, holds the guilty accountable,…...

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Voices for Children Releases Pro-Kid Policy Plan for Nebraska

As the independent voice for kids, Voices for Children in Nebraska is committed to building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy and community engagement. As part of this commitment, we are releasing the first of its kind “Pro-Kid Policy Plan for Nebraska.” Guided by research, …...

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Creating Opportunities for Families: A Two-Generation Approach

Last week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a policy report investigating ways to create opportunities for families – especially for those who are low-income. The report examines how low-income families with young children face extra barriers, like single parenting, difficulty speaking English, low education levels, lack of full-time employment,…...

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