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Spotlight on Project Everlast, Youth Award Recipient

Voices for Children is honored to name Project Everlast Leadership Council as the recipient of the Youth Award.  This recognition is unique in that it recognizes a group of youth for their outstanding leadership and not a single youth or young adult as in earlier years. In 2002, the Nebraska…...

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25 for 25: Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act

We are commemorating our 25th Anniversary with 25 posts about our history and accomplishments between now and the Spotlight Gala on September 15.  Join us for a celebration of Voices for Children and all of the organizations, lawmakers, and individuals who have supported our work on behalf of children.  For details, visit voicesforchildren.com/spotlight-gala. This…...

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The Nebraska Parenting Act – 20 years of work on child custody

We are commemorating our 25th Anniversary with 25 posts about our history and accomplishments between now and the Spotlight Gala on September 15.  Join us for a celebration of Voices for Children and all of the organizations, lawmakers, and individuals who have supported our work on behalf of children.  For details, visit voicesforchildren.com/spotlight-gala.…...

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Spotlight on Tim Barry, Individual Award

  Voices for Children in Nebraska is honored to present the Individual Award to Tim Barry, ceramics artist and manager of the Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha. The award is presented in recognition of Tim’s work with youth in our community.  “Tim goes above and beyond through his studio—he…...

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

  The Children’s Commission’s first meeting had only just begun yesterday afternoon when Governor Heineman mentioned his concern over how much child welfare services were costing the state. He talked about the need for reform within existing resources and also mentioned that the dollars Nebraska spends on child welfare are…...

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25 for 25: A Blueprint for Action

In the early years of Voices for Children in Nebraska, the organization held regular conferences and presentations with national and local experts in communities across the state.  Topics were generally focused on juvenile justice and child welfare issues. In 1997, Voices for Children organized the first “Blueprint for Action” conference. …...

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Are All Nebraska’s Children Equal?

Earlier this year, the University of Nebraska – Omaha released a comprehensive report on youth of color in our juvenile justice system. For those who know the juvenile justice system well, perhaps it’s no surprise that what the study found was that youth of color are disproportionately represented at every level of the juvenile justice system…...

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Summer intern William Lynch examines juvenile justice

William Lynch is a senior political science & theology double major at Creighton. He is a summer intern at Voices for Children in Nebraska, focused on juvenile justice policy. “If I have learned nothing else as a Creighton student, it is that I should live my life “for and with others.”…...

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Kids Count turns 20!

We are commemorating our 25th Anniversary with 25 posts about our history and accomplishments between now and the Spotlight Gala on September 15.  Join us for a celebration of Voices for Children and all of the organizations, lawmakers, and individuals who have supported our work on behalf of children.  For details, visit voicesforchildren.com/spotlight-gala.…...

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Spotlight on State Senator Kathy Campbell, Champion for Children Award

Voices for Children is honored to recognize State Senator Kathy Campbell with the first-ever Champion for Children Award at the Spotlight Gala.  The Champion for Children Award serves as recognition of a current lawmaker who has gone above and beyond on behalf of children and families.  In our 25 years…...

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