Blog Archive: January 2023

Young Advocates Take on the General Assembly

On a rainy Tuesday during the first full week of Virginia’s 2023 General Assembly session, eighteen advocates took the Virginia legislature by storm. This group, ranging in age from 13…

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Virginia’s Youth in Action in the News

Last week, Voices hosted its Virginia’s Youth in Action (VAYA) Advocacy Day at the General Assembly with 18 bright and impressive young advocates from around the state. In total, VAYA…

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Prioritizing Youth Mental Health Requires Intention and Investment

Whether you are a young person, a parent, a mental health professional, or an educator, you have likely heard about the youth mental health crisis in the United States—it is…

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Putting the “Child” in Front of Tax Credit

Few tax policies are conditional on providing for the needs of children or ensuring that refunds are distributed based on the number of children in a home. It’s been a…

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Improving Medicaid Reimbursement for Children’s Mental Health Services

Nearly half of Virginia’s children are enrolled in Medicaid for their health insurance coverage. To ensure that these young people have access to mental health providers, and for those providers…

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Bill Explainer: Foster Care Prevention Program, SB 923 (Sen. Favola)

Senator Favola, Chair of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, has reintroduced a bill to create a Foster Care Prevention Program after it fell short during the 2022…

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