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Four years after the Westroads Mall shooting, has anything changed?

  Four years ago today, like many Omahans and Nebraskans, we were glued to our televisions, watching news reports of the shooting at Von Maur.  We issued a brief statement to the press early the next day: “Omaha,NE– The tragedy at Westroads Mall has again reminded us of the difficulties…...

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Fostering Connections: A Work in Progress

With the Nebraska Legislature due to come back into session in only a few short weeks, I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on one of its big child welfare successes last year – and the work that’s left to be done. In Nebraska, about 70% of state wards…...

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Why Prevention?

If you could pay to prevent child abuse and neglect, would you? How about preventing kids from dropping out of school? What about juvenile crime and delinquency? For many of you the easy answer to this question is YES. But for many years here in Nebraska, our government (from the…...

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Child’s View

We may have gone high-tech with the new site and all of the video, but we still love the feel of a printed newsletter. The latest issue of Child’s View will be hot off the presses and in the mail soon. In the meantime, we couldn’t resist putting together slightly…...

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Bringing solutions through collaboration

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Voices for Children is committed finding solutions to the problems facing Nebraska’s children through strategic collaboration.  We have and will work toward collaborative solutions to the most pressing issues for children.  At the same…...

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Behind-the-scenes of Kids Count in Nebraska

  Though the Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report isn’t released until January, we here at Voices for Children are busy collecting, sorting, analyzing, charting and occasionally scratching our heads over all the data that we’ve received from our loyal data providers. Since it’s my day to blog, I thought I’d give…...

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Step Up for Kids

    Kids can’t vote or hold public office.  That’s why it is important that we Step Up and let our elected officials know that we care about children and urge them to protect vital services that help them grow and learn....

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Step Up for Kids

In these financially uncertain times, it is our job to Step Up and tell our policy makers to make sure that the needs of all Nebraska kids are being met. Join us for the 2011 Step Up for Kids Rally on Tuesday, October 11 at 3:00 pm on the North…...

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Voices Goes West, Days 2 and 3

What a whirlwind pair of days in Scottsbluff! First up Tuesday was the LR 37 hearing (for more on the hearing check out the story in the Scottsbluff Star Herald).  Incredible stories from all of the public testifiers.  A lot of people from the community came out to share their…...

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Voices Goes West, Day 1

Voices for Children is heading out to Scottsbluff and back this week on a whirlwind tour of video shoots, legislator meetings and getting to know some of the people who work everyday to improve the lives of kids.  So far today, we’ve driven 276 miles, stopped in Kearney for a…...

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