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The Child Welfare Pyramid by Age

Earlier this week, we discussed the change in Nebraska’s child welfare system and how it has reduced the number of children who are state wards. In the past year, Nebraska has experienced a decline in the number of children who enter the child welfare system as state wards, but the…...

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Has the child welfare pyramid been flipped?

  I recently marked my 3rd anniversary at Voices for Children in Nebraska. During my tenure at Voices for Children, one topic has dominated the child welfare conversation: Nebraska’s habit of making children state wards and relying on out-of-home care.  For years, Nebraska has had one of the highest rates…...

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