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Nevada Lawmakers Call for Audit of ‘Broken’ Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
A new bill in Nevada seeks to audit every program in the state’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Assembly Bill 111 would require the legislature to hire an independent consultant to conduct a study “concerning the funding of child welfare” in the state, allocating $250,000 to fund the review.
Nevada College System Passes Tuition Waivers for Foster Youth (Updated)
Update: The proposal to waive tuition and fees for Nevada foster youth was passed by the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents on Sept. 6. The Board also decided to expand eligibility for the waiver to any student who have spent time any in foster care since age 14, rather than 16 as originally proposed.