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Ma’Khia Bryant was in foster care when she was killed by police

This is the third blog in our series on race inequities in the child welfare system. Say her name: Ma’Khia Bryant. Ma’Khia Bryant was 16 years old and in foster care in Ohio when she was shot and killed by 23-year-old white police officer, Nicholas Reardon, who was responding to reports of violence in the …

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Black Families Matter: How the Child Welfare System Punishes Poor Families of Color

Black Families Matter: How the Child Welfare System Punishes Poor Families of Color Continuing the series, Challenging Racial Inequities in the Child Welfare System, with the article, Black Families Matter: How the Child Welfare System Punishes Poor Families of Color, both authors, Dorothy Roberts and Lisa Sangoi, share a convincing argument of just how brutal …

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Challenging Racial Inequities in the Child Welfare System

Black women are disproportionately affected by racial biases I’m Cornelius Levering, program coordinator for our Child Welfare program. The year 2020 has exposed the racial and economic inequities embedded into our society due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we must recognize these stark inequities, this is not new. In 2021, we plan to dive deeper …

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The FFCRA: Back-to-School Edition

Paid leave available for some working parents with children out of school or childcare due to COVID-19 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was the first aid package passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFCRA contains paid leave provisions related to the pandemic. The provision that has gotten the most …

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RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed files lawsuit seeking stability for Nebraska’s child welfare system

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Nebraska Appleseed files lawsuit seeking stability for Nebraska’s child welfare system Suit says current private contracts violate Nebraska’s Constitution   LINCOLN – Today, Nebraska Appleseed filed a lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court …

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RELEASE: Appleseed Sends Demand Letter Seeking Stability for Nebraska’s Child Welfare System

***For Immediate Release*** Monday, August 26, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Nebraska Appleseed Seeks Stability for Nebraska’s Child Welfare System The current private contracts violate Nebraska’s Constitution   LINCOLN – Today, Nebraska Appleseed sent a demand letter to officials at the Nebraska Department of Health …

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STATEMENT: Child welfare contract creates concerns for Nebraska families

***For Immediate Release*** Monday, July 8, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org The new child welfare contract creates challenges and concerns for Nebraska Nebraska’s child welfare system should ensure stability for children and families   LINCOLN – Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services …

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Safer families and a healthier future for Nebraska children

This coming year, Appleseed will continue our fight to strengthen and improve Nebraska’s child welfare system at both the Legislature and through the courts. But one of the biggest priorities in 2019 is to make sure we take advantage of a golden opportunity presented by a new federal law that could improve the prospects of …

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Take Action – Stop cuts to Nebraska’s child welfare system

We’re asking you to Take Action today to stop possible cuts that would weaken the child welfare system. The Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee is working on their final budget recommendations and may cut funding for programs that have been important for helping Nebraska’s children find permanency and stability in loving homes. Please call or email …

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