Children Need Us Now, More Than Ever
In focus groups in Des Moines, Iowa, and Las Vegas, Nevada, a few years ago, voters were asked what their top issues were, but only one in each group of 20 mentioned an issue related to children.
Trends in Federal Spending on Youth and Families: Complete Analysis
Washington, D.C.-based youth advocacy organization First Focus released its annual “Children’s Budget” today, a document that groups federal grants and programs into several silos of youth-related funding. This year’s Children’s Budget captures the effect of two significant developments: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which bolstered many services for families and children in the immediate wake of the recession; and the Sequestration, which forced sizable cuts to many domestic spending programs in fiscal 2013.
Support Immigrant Children in Foster Care
By Bruce Lesley Congress is about to do something good for kids, and you have a chance to be a part of it. Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) will soon introduce the Foster Children Opportunity Act, to increase the likelihood that immigrant children removed from their parents’ custody because of concerns about abuse or neglect will be protected by immigration law benefits already in place.