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Mid-Session Update: Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Unified Policy Agenda

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The 2020 GA Session has made progress towards making Virginia a more trauma-informed state. Thanks to all of  our partners who helped create and advocate for the Campaign’s Unified Policy…

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Voices seeks an equity consultant

Posted:  -  By: Nikkia Johnson

Voices for Virginia’s Children is currently seeking an Equity Consultant. The following RFP details the specific scope of work.  Please contact Voices Interim Executive Director, Johanna Schuchert, at johanna@vakids.org with…

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Improvements to school lock-down drills in Virginia

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Airington

School lock-down drills, also known as “Active Shooter Drills” have become nearly ubiquitous in public schools across the nation. While the intent of  lock-down drills is to prepare teachers and…

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Why Black Children Have to Be Resilient

Posted:  -  By: Chloe Edwards

Black children and families are no stranger to resilience. As a Black woman, I know our history. The decorations in my home consist of historically recognized icons ranging from Dr….

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Bill Explainer: HB 1301 Creating a Children’s Ombudsman

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Virginia has worked for nearly two decades to create an office of the Children’s Ombudsman. This year, it narrowly made it out of the House and now needs your support…

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