2019 Data Book Rankings

Vermont narrowly missed regaining a spot in the top five states for child well-being, according to the annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2019 Data Bookis the 30th edition of a yearly data study based on U.S. census and other publicly available data, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Update on the Office of Child Advocate

An Office of Child Advocate will help us move from a blame and excuse mentality to one of true accountability on behalf of our kids.  An Office of Child Advocate will not solve all the problems within the child protection system, but it is a needed step to create transparency and to build public trust.  

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Anh Ducharme
We Cannot Underfund Reach Up and CCFAP

On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, the House Committee on Appropriations met to discuss the Budget Adjustment for Financial Year 2019. Two major issues of concern for Voices for Vermont’s Children are the funding of Reach Up and the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP), two areas where a budget surplus exists despite significant unmet need for children and families.

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