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2017 Legislative Session Wrap Up: Advocating for Kids in Foster Care

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Updated: February 27, 2017 In 2016, Voices successfully advocated for the inclusion of Fostering Futures in the budget. Fostering Futures supports youth who age out of Foster Care to age…

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2017 Session Wrap-Up: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Posted:  -  By: Allison Gilbreath

Updated February 27, 2017 Virginia is the worst in the nation for referring students to law enforcement. During the 2012 – 2013 academic school year 27,568 students were suspended and…

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Health and Mental Health in the 2017 Conference Report

Posted:  -  By: Ashley Everette

Wednesday night, Senate and House budget negotiators released their conference budget report for floor consideration by the General Assembly Friday evening.  As previously noted, no specific line item focused on children’s health…

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Continue to Improve the Safety of Child Care- Update 2.17.17

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

All children deserve safe child care. As we have done for the last two years, Voices will continue to support initiatives to improve the safety of child care. Many parents…

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The Need to Read: What 3rd Grade SOL Test Scores Say About Virginia’s Children

Posted:  -  By: S. Beth Nolan

By: Carly Green, University of Richmond Intern Throughout Virginia, school looks different in every district. From school lunch programs to advanced course availability, educational resources can vary widely. Over time,…

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