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Send In Your Comments: Commission on Youth Study on Foster Care

The Virginia Commission on Youth studies and provides recommendations addressing the needs of and services for youth and their families. During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly took major…

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Proof that Public-Private Preschool Partnerships Work—What comes next?

The Governor and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation released the results of a study focused on two years of the mixed-delivery preschool pilots in Virginia. This study compared outcomes for…

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Apply Now: Foster Care & Kinship Care Youth Advocacy Day!

Voices for Virginia’s Children is looking for 20 young people with lived experiences in Virginia’s foster care system and formal/informal kinship care to participate in “Uplifting Young Voices: Foster and…

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Voices Speaks for Kids on 2020 Census Commission

What is the Virginia Complete Count Commission doing? At Voices, we are pleased to represent young children on Gov. Northam’s Complete Count Commission, the group of diverse individuals that is…

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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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