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Blog Archive: February 2019

Building a Bridge for Youth in Foster Care to Higher Education

For the nearly 500 youth who age out of Virginia’ Foster Care system, only 2% of them will graduate with a degree from a four year university. In fact, currently…

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2019 Legislative Session: Advocating For Kids In Foster Care (UPDATED: Feb 15th)

In 2018, Voices and our partners worked to raise awareness of issues children and their families encountered in foster care. We successfully helped pass the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program, which…

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Campaign for Trauma-Informed VA: Progress Update!

We are now past the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. We are pleased to report progress on our Unified Agenda for the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia. On…

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Mental Health in the House and Senate Budgets

The House and Senate released their versions of the State budget on Sunday, February 3rd. Between the House and Senate budget recommendations, all mental health budget requests advocated for were…

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Big Ideas for Little Learners: Updated 2/5/2019

Last year we called for some big ideas for early childhood education in Virginia. During the 2019 General Assembly session we are seeing those ideas take shape in the form…

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ECE in the House and Senate Budgets

The Governor’s budget proposal included funding to sustain VPI+ classrooms in 13 school divisions. Additionally, the Governor requested funding for new quality initiatives targeted at Virginia Preschool Initiative classrooms, included required…

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Voices for Virginia’s Children Statement — February 2, 2019

Voices for Virginia’s Children is deeply disappointed in the racist picture from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook that has come to light in the last 24 hours. This picture…

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Children’s Mental Health proposed legislation: 2019 session (Updated Feb 1st)

Every year, Voices for Virginia’s Children monitors all legislation introduced to the Virginia General Assembly and advocates for public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. Our children’s mental…

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Voices is Hiring!

The Research Director is a full-time position at Voices for Virginia’s Children (Voices), an organization whose mission is to champion public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. The…

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