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New Policy Coordinator for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

  As Executive Director of Voices for Children in Nebraska, I would like to extend my formal welcome to Juliet Summers, our new Policy Coordinator for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. Juliet will be responsible for overseeing our policy research, analysis, and advocacy efforts on behalf of children involved in…...

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Announcing Keynote Speakers for Race Matters Conference

Registrations for the Race Matters conference are filling up fast, and we are proud to announce that Dr. Robert Simmons, Dr. Paul Gorski and Dr. Camika Royal will be keynote speakers for this event. Click here to read about the objectives of the event. The Race Matters conference takes place…...

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5 scary facts about Nebraska’s kids and families

In honor of Halloween, we are counting down a few of the scariest facts we could think of related to Nebraska’s kids and families. 5) 69% of children in Nebraska who are uninsured are low-income and should qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but are not enrolled. 4) 1 year…...

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Telling the whole story of abuse and neglect in Nebraska

In the world of child welfare, it’s an unfortunate truth that media attention is often centered on individual cases of abuse and neglect, instead of focusing on the bigger picture of what’s happening with kids and families in Nebraska’s child welfare system. This weekend, however, the story in Nebraska was…...

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Saying Goodbye to an Advocate

This week, Voices for Children in Nebraska is saying goodbye to one of its long-time advocates for children and families – Sarah Forrest. During Sarah’s time as Policy Coordinator for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice at Voices for Children, we have achieved significant victories for kids. These victories were due…...

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Vote for Spotlight Gala in Metro Magazine Competition!

Voices for Children in Nebraska is a finalist in the “Big Event” from Metro Magazine. We need your vote to help Voices for Children in Nebraska be the top winner and receive a $10,000 prize! All you have to do is visit this website and vote for Voices for Children Spotlight Gala in…...

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Putting Families First: How Paid Leave Helps Families Succeed

With the changing nature of the workforce, it’s getting more and more challenging to balance the demands of the jobs we need and the families we love. States around the country are starting to take the lead on establishing policies that promote more family-friendly workplaces and both businesses and families…...

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The search is on for the next Kids Count cover kids!

Think the kids in your life have what it takes to be a Kids Count cover kid?  Submit your photos today! We want kids of all ages – from infants to teens and everything in between. We want photos of kids being kids – running, playing, laughing, or just hanging out –…...

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Purchase Student Centerpiece Art

We have great news! Surplus table centerpiece items from the Spotlight Gala are now on sale! Every year, we shine a spotlight on Nebraska’s children through a student art project funded by a generous grant from the Omaha Schools Foundation. As table centerpiece items for the annual Spotlight Gala, the…...

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Updated Child Poverty Estimates Released

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2013 American Community Survey results. This day, every year, always creates a buzz for data users and child advocates due to the release of the most up-to-date data on basic population....

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