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Time to Do Something Big in ECE

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Voices had the opportunity to present to the Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education of the House Appropriations Committee this Wednesday. Our policy director, Emily Griffey, shares her thoughts about…

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2018 Legislative Session: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Updated 02/15/2018)

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

The commonwealth ranks among the top five states in the nation for referring students to law enforcement for school discipline issues. During the 2015‒2016 school year, Virginia schools issued over…

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2018 Legislative Session: Advocating for Kids in Foster Care (Updated 02/15/2018)

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

In 2017, Voices successfully advocated for continued funding of Fostering Futures, despite a $16 million budget shortfall. In addition, we helped pass legislation that improved mutual family home assessments, provided…

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Lee Switz understands fundraising, advocacy connection

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Voices board member Lee Switz traces her involvement with social justice to 1964 when she boarded a bus bound for Washington, D.C. A recent 21-year-old college graduate, Lee went to…

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Support a Statewide Alternative Transportation System for Children and Adults in Mental Health Crisis

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

In Virginia, children and adults experiencing a mental health crisis are often transported to a mental health facility by law enforcement. During transport, children are frequently handcuffed and sometimes shackled…

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