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foster care to 21

Providing permanency for youth in care

Safety, permanency and well-being are goals for all children and youth, especially those in foster care, but what does permanency mean and what is being done in Nebraska to ensure that children and youth in foster care achieve permanency? In short, permanency refers to the need of all children and…...

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LB 216: Extending Supports and Services for State Wards to 21

Today, Voices for Children testified in support of LB 216, which voluntarily extends foster care services to age 21 for state wards. ¬†Here is our written testimony to the Health and Human Services Committee:   January 31, 2013 To: Members of the Health and Human Services Committee From: Sarah Forrest,…...

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