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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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We Must End the Pipeline of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Recently, I was given an incredible opportunity to present at the Jim Casey Youth Initiatives National Conference and gave remarks at the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth’s briefing.  The Annie…

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Belonging: The Crossroad of Foster and Kinship Care

For the Month of May, Foster Care Month, Voices will feature guest blogs from organizations that are a part of our Foster Care Unified Policy Network. Belonging: The Crossroad of…

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Big Year for Foster Care Reform: 2019 Legislative Wrap Up

The 2019 legislative session began with a revealing and devastating report on Virginia’s foster care system by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. While the report was shocking to some,…

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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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Foster Their Destination: Removing Barriers for Youth in Foster Care to Obtain A Driver’s License

Learning to drive in the teen years is a rite of passage to young adulthood for millions of youth. It brings new levels of independence and opportunities, enabling young people…

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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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Professionals of Color Networking Event

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Margaret Named Richmond Times Dispatch Person of the year nominee

Voices is thrilled to announce our Executive Director, Margaret Nimmo Holland, has been named a 2018 Richmond Times Dispatch Person of the Year honoree! She is being recognized for shaping…

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Voices is hiring!

Voices’ Director of Development Michael Brown will be leaving us in September after four years to work at Richmond nonprofit The Doorways. Michael has been a wonderful colleague and outstanding…

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