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Statement on Forming the Children’s Cabinet

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

Statement on Gov. Ralph Northam’s and First Lady Pam Northam’s Announcement on the Formation of the Children’s Cabinet and State-Level Early Childhood Leadership At Voices for Virginia’s Children, we are…

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Trauma-informed Policy: Keeping Children and Families Together

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

We have been overwhelmed and heartbroken by the media coverage of children separated from their parents at border crossings. We echo the sentiments of the child welfare community, medical community,…

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Family First Prevention Services Act Will Change Child Welfare for the Better

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

While lawmakers and advocates were busy pushing for advances to child welfare in Virginia during the 2018 legislative session, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., quietly passed the greatest changes to child…

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2018 Legislative Agenda Highlights

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

After an extended General Assembly session, we are pleased the legislature approved a budget that includes Medicaid expansion that will cover nearly 400,000 more uninsured Virginians. This budget also includes…

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Voices Executive Director Builds Relationships That Advance Policy

Posted:  -  By: Cassie Price

Changing big systems often starts by working with individuals. Voices for Virginia’s Children executive director Margaret Nimmo Holland learned this early in her nonprofit career. Shortly after joining Voices (then…

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