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Recap: Foster Care Caucus Meeting & Advocacy Day

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

The Foster Care Caucus, co-chaired by Senator Monty Mason and Delegate Emily Brewer, held its first meeting of the legislative session on January 31. The caucus meeting is an opportunity…

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Young Advocates Take on the General Assembly

Posted:  -  By: Kristin Lennox

On a rainy Tuesday during the first full week of Virginia’s 2023 General Assembly session, eighteen advocates took the Virginia legislature by storm. This group, ranging in age from 13…

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Virginia’s Youth in Action in the News

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Last week, Voices hosted its Virginia’s Youth in Action (VAYA) Advocacy Day at the General Assembly with 18 bright and impressive young advocates from around the state. In total, VAYA…

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Prioritizing Youth Mental Health Requires Intention and Investment

Posted:  -  By: Emily Moore

Whether you are a young person, a parent, a mental health professional, or an educator, you have likely heard about the youth mental health crisis in the United States—it is…

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Putting the “Child” in Front of Tax Credit

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Few tax policies are conditional on providing for the needs of children or ensuring that refunds are distributed based on the number of children in a home. It’s been a…

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