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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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KIDS COUNT Data Book – VA’s Child Population is Changing

New Data Show Virginia ranks 10th in Overall Child Well-Being, But Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist This marks the 30th release of the KIDS COUNT Data Book.    Virginia’s child…

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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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What is Deep Poverty, Anyway?

Children live in poverty when they live in a family whose income is at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a family of 4 in 2017 (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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