Voices from the Capitol

Interactive Tool Allows Instant Graphing of 25 Years of Public Investment in Children

Budgets reflect public priorities.  Our elected officials fund what they value.  But do their concerns reflect public priorities?  A series of Connecticut Voices for Children reports have documented the troubling shift of state investments away from children over the past generatio...


Youth in Foster Care Speak Out About Key Relationships Necessary for Success

December 10, 2014 • Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice

Connecticut Voices for Children believes that a...


New Report Shows Flow of Federal Dollars to Connecticut

October 31, 2014 • Budget and Tax

The National Priorities Project recently unveiled a fascinating interactive website on th...


A Better Measure of Poverty in Connecticut and Its Lessons

October 17, 2014 • Family Economic Security

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau published its estimates of the Supplemental Poverty Rate for every state and the nation. The report shows that around 441,000 Connecticut residents do not earn enoug...


Join Us in Celebrating Champions for Connecticut’s Children

September 24, 2014 •

Each year, Connecticut Voices for Children hosts our First for Kids Awards ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations for their public leadership and advocacy on behalf of Connecticut’s children, youth and...


More Should Be Done to Support Educational Success for Children in Foster Care

September 24, 2014 • Child Welfare, Education

Children in foster care lead turbulent lives. Most have been victims of severe trauma, which can result in physical and mental disability, behavioral health challenges, and distracted behavior, all of which disrupt learning. Many of these children, after being removed from their parents, may not ...


2014 Candidate Briefing Materials

Because children cannot vote, they rely upon us to advocate for issues essential t...


Latest Census Estimates Say Little About ACA, But Other Signs are Positive

September 17, 2014 • Health

On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released ...


Tell Congress to Extend Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program

September 11, 2014 • Health

If Congress does not extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) before the end of 2014, it will put more than 12,000 Connecticut children at risk of losing coverage and will jeopardize an estimated $39 to $76 million in federal health care dol...


State of Working Connecticut Interactive Graph

September 2, 2014 • Family Economic Security

Five years after the official end of the Great Recession, Connecticut workers continue to face an economy with fewer jobs, falling wages, and rising inequality. Our annual State of Working Connecticut repor...


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