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Child Welfare Financing in Nebraska

Last week, the Nebraska Children’s Commission released a back-to-basics primer that lays out in detail the full picture of how child welfare is financed in Nebraska. Authored by the national nonprofit ChildFocus, the document is the result of meticulous investigation. The authors completed a comprehensive review of state and federal…...

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Improving Foster Care and Extending the Nebraska Children’s Commission – Support for LB 530

In February 2013, 3,762 Nebraska children and youth who were state wards were in out-of-home care.[1] While Nebraska should continue to take steps to reduce the removal of children from their homes, we also have a responsibility to ensure that children who are removed from their homes live in quality,…...

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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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