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2019 Legislative Session Advocating For Kids In Foster Care (UPDATED: Feb 25th)

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

In 2018, Voices and our partners worked to raise awareness of issues children and their families encountered in foster care. We successfully helped pass the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program, which…

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Children’s Mental Health proposed legislation: 2019 session (Updated Feb 22nd)

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

Every year, Voices for Virginia’s Children monitors all legislation introduced to the Virginia General Assembly and advocates for public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. Our children’s mental…

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Building a Bridge for Youth in Foster Care to Higher Education

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

For the nearly 500 youth who age out of Virginia’ Foster Care system, only 2% of them will graduate with a degree from a four year university. In fact, currently…

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Campaign for Trauma-Informed VA: Progress Update!

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

We are now past the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. We are pleased to report progress on our Unified Agenda for the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia. On…

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Mental Health in the House and Senate Budgets

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

The House and Senate released their versions of the State budget on Sunday, February 3rd. Between the House and Senate budget recommendations, all mental health budget requests advocated for were…

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