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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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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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LB 774

Quick links: LB 774 on Legislature’s website LB 774 as introduced Voices for Children’s written support   Summary: LB 774, introduced by Senator Howard, is one of the bills this session based on recommendations of the LR 37 Report released in December. LB 774 requires the Health and Human Services Committee…...

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Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report

The 19th annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to provide pertinent information on the well-being of all children in areas of health, education, safety and economic stability and features a commentary on the importance of investing in early childhood. Children do not choose the family, the geographic location, or…...

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Telling the whole child welfare story

At Voices for Children, we are committed to telling the whole story when it comes to Nebraska’s children and the systems that serve them. This isn’t an easy job and it’s especially tricky when it comes to the child welfare system. Our child welfare system has a whole host of…...

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Nebraska’s Legislative Process

  With the Legislative session starting today, we think it’s important to refresh our memory on how the Legislature works.  Below you will find how and a bill becomes a law in Nebraska and some quick and quirky facts about the Unicameral. Research Research is an integral part of the legislative…...

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A New Year’s Wish

At Voices for Children in Nebraska we believe in building a better state for all of our children.  We believe that all kids deserve the best chance at a safe and healthy childhood. We as a state and as members of our communities owe it to our children to ensure…...

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Unwrapping the LR 37 Report

Just in time for the holidays, the Health and Human Services Committee delivered over 400 pages of research, reports, and recommendations relating to child welfare to stakeholders and advocates on December 15th.  We’ve spent the past few days at Voices for Children in Nebraska digging into the report and seeing…...

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You’re invited! Kids Count in Nebraska Report Release 2011

  Join Voices for Children in Nebraska for the release of the Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report KIDS COUNT in Nebraska 2011 REPORT RELEASE When: Thursday January 12, 2012 12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch provided Where: State Capitol Room 1023 Lincoln, NE...

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