Posts tagged "Family First Act"

Family First Act a Much-Needed Reform in the Heartland

Chronicle of Social Change by Sarah Helvey 9/21/16 This month, I celebrated 10 years working at Nebraska Appleseed as a lawyer and child advocate. When I started, Nebraska had one of the lowest penetration rates for drawing down federal funding for child welfare of any state the country. We also had one of the highest...

The Time is Now for Senate to Pass Family First Prevention Services Act

Chronicle of Social Change By Michele Corey, Michigan’s Children 9/21/16 For decades, child welfare reform has had strong bipartisan support, even during times when heated partisanship has divided Congress on national matters. Several of Michigan’s own U.S Representatives and Senators have been among the most active leaders in shaping improved child welfare policy over that time....