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Blog Archive: March 2018

2018 Legislative Session Update: Budget Will Go into Overtime

Yesterday — day 58 of the 60-day General Assembly session — the House and Senate announced that they were not able to reach an agreement about providing health insurance coverage…

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Virginia Lawmakers Pass the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program

We are excited to share that Virginia lawmakers passed legislation to create the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) in the 2018 legislative session! It now awaits the governor’s signature by…

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2018 Legislative Session: Advocating for Kids in Foster Care (Updated 3/2/2018)

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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2018 Legislative Session: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Updated 3/2/2018)

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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Susan Fincke, Using Data to Educate and Persuade

Susan Fincke uses data to educate and persuade. The executive director of Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court, a nonprofit dedicated to creating better futures for Portsmouth’s court-involved youth and…

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