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Put Child Care Subsidy Back on the Radar

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

It’s time to put child care subsidy on the radar. Officially known as child care assistance for working families through the Department of Social Services, Virginia has over $180 million…

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NEW REPORT: 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Kinship Care Has Remained Stagnant

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Kinship care is increasing nationwide, but Virginia still lags behind. According to the “Keeping Kids in Families:Trends in Placement of Young People in Foster Care in the United States,” a…

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Children’s Mental Health: 2019 Session Wrap-up

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

Over the last several years, behavioral health has been a primary focus for policymakers in Virginia. Efforts made by the Deeds Commission, as well as our Medicaid and behavioral health agencies,…

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Big Year for Foster Care Reform: 2019 Legislative Wrap Up

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

The 2019 legislative session began with a revealing and devastating report on Virginia’s foster care system by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. While the report was shocking to some,…

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Early Childhood: 2019 Session Wrap-Up

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The 2019 General Assembly Session ended without as many big ideas for early education as it started with. Nonetheless, we still making progress to ensure that more low-income children have access…

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