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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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School Meals Provide a Guarantee That Children Will Get Fed

Young people can learn and thrive when they are fed and have access to healthy and nutritious foods. However, in Virginia, one in ten children are considered food insecure and…

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Voices Supports Proposed Changes to Child Care Payment Rates and Parent Co-Pays

Voices supports the proposed improvements to child care payment rates and the parent copayment requirements. These proposed changes will greatly impact the under resourced child care sector as well as…

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Continuing Our Efforts for Tax Credits and Economic Stability for Families

Virginia reached an important policy milestone this year — the General Assembly approved a state refund for a portion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) available to low-income working…

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Improving Family Economic Security Reduces Child Maltreatment

Guest Post by Jamia “Mia” Crockett, Chief Executive Officer of Families Forward Virginia Families Forward Virginia, in partnership with the Division of Family Services at Virginia Department of Social Services…

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How Virginia Families Can Benefit from Proposed Tax Credits

Parents have faced numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Child care closures made it more difficult to work. Employment uncertainty and illness made it more difficult to plan ahead….

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Intersectional Solutions to Increasing Food Access & Nutrition Security in Virginia

According to Feeding America, in Virginia, 799,620 people are facing hunger and 9.4 percent of the people in Virginia face food insecurity.  Of those, 214,270 are children. In 2019, Voices…

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Tax Credits Provide Essential Financial Relief to Working Families: Tell Lawmakers to Act

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis joins Voices for Virginia’s Children as a guest-contributor for this analysis of Virginia’s tax policy; edited for the Voices’ blog. While most parents dread…

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Bill Explainer: SB 56 – Foster Care Prevention Program (Senator Favola)

Senator Favola, Chair of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, has introduced SB 56 to create a foster care prevention program in Virginia. The purpose of the program…

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2022 Youth Advocacy Cohort Application

Voices for Virginia’s Children is establishing a small cohort of youth advocates, comprised of young change makers, to join us for Advocacy Days at the General Assembly in January 2022….

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