Child Welfare

PRESS RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed Dismisses Case to End Child Welfare Privatization After Successful Legislative Advocacy

***For Immediate Release***July 27, 2022 Contact:Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedO: (402) 438-8853 ext. 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Case to End Child Welfare Privatization Dismissed After Successful Legislative AdvocacyLegislation passed in 2022 session achieved same result sought in litigation LINCOLN, NE – This week, after a multi-year legal battle to end the privatization of child welfare case management …

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Congressman Bacon Co-Introduces the Foster Youth and Driving Act

Learning to drive can be a big part of a young person’s journey toward adulthood. With the Foster Youth and Driving Act, youth in foster care will face fewer barriers to learning how to drive and obtaining a car.  This bill was introduced in the House by Rep. Danny Davis and Rep. Don Bacon last …

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Meet Appleseed’s Summer 2022 Interns and Clerks!

We’re excited to welcome our 2022 Summer cohort of Interns and Clerks! Every program and team gets to work with these bright, talented, and dedicated interns and law clerks who are passionate about fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Meet the newest additions to our team who are dedicating their time to positive …

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Part Four of Taking A Closer Look at the Child Welfare System

Moving Forward We believe Nebraska’s child welfare system can do better. It must stop the vicious cycles of poverty and racism it creates, perpetuates, and upholds, and learn to truly strengthen families.  In the near future, there are real, concrete, and possible actions that can be taken to begin that journey. Below are just some …

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Foster Care Awarenes Month

Part Three of Taking A Closer Look at the Child Welfare System: Partners, Providers, and Change Makers

We believe Nebraska’s child welfare system should support, uplift, and strengthen all youth and families it interacts with, especially including youth and families of color that the system disproportionately targets and harms. There are a lot of incredible individuals, organizations, and work happening in and around Nebraska to educate, improve, and support those touching the …

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A closer look at the foster care system pt 2

Racial Inequalities at Every Step of the Child Welfare System (Part Two of Taking A Closer Look at the System)

We believe the child welfare system should ensure the welfare of all families within its care, both in intent and practice. But is this possible with a system that is inherently and impactfully harmful?  With recent calls to “Defund the Police” in response to the egregious and violent targeting of Black and Brown people by …

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Foster Care Awarenes Month

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Let’s take a closer look at the system.

Taking a Closer Look at the Foster Care System We believe that all youth and families interacting with the foster care, or “child welfare,” system should have equitable access to the supports and services they need to thrive. Their rights should be protected as they do so, and the child welfare system should be best …

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