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Take Action Now! Use Voices 2019 Election Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children champions public policies that improve the lives of kids across the Commonwealth. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan, and data-informed. In November 2019, all 140 seats in the…

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NEW REPORT: 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Kinship Care Has Remained Stagnant

Kinship care is increasing nationwide, but Virginia still lags behind. According to the “Keeping Kids in Families:Trends in Placement of Young People in Foster Care in the United States,” a…

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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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New data available!

Did you know there are over 200 indicators on child well-being in Virginia’s KIDS COUNT Data Center? As new data becomes available, Voices updates the Data Center so that the…

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Census 2020 Series- Who is counted?

Check out the 2nd video in our series on the importance of the 2020 Census. It takes just 2 min video to learn who gets counted in the Census and…

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Why the 2020 Census is Crucial for All of Us

The 2020 Census is the cornerstone of representative democracy. Census data determines Virginia’s share of the $160 BILLION in federal programs for our kids. Watch this short video (just 2 minutes!)…

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Census 2020 Series- What is the Census and why is it important?

Check out our 1st video blog in our new series-  Why the 2020 Census is important to all of us!

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New Report: Opening Doors for Young Parents

With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, Virginia’s 60,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill their own potential, according…

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New data shows gains overall for Virginia, but low-income families still live on the edge of poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau just released the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year estimates. The survey covers 40+ topics such as poverty status, educational attainment, occupation, language spoken at home,…

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Dillon Wild Learns Public Policy Best Practices During Voices’ Internship

Written by Cassie Price With a bang of his gavel, Chairman Emmett Hanger abruptly ended the May 29 Virginia Senate Finance Committee meeting, after declaring Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment…

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