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February 2024 Policy Updates

Thursday February 1, 2024

Counsel for Kids

Lived Experience expert Rebekka Behr explained at a Ways and Means Committee hearing that getting an attorney helped her get a drivers license, reconnect with her family, & navigate aging out of the child welfare system. See 50:30 mark.

10 Reasons Client-Directed Legal Representation for Children is Best Practice

Check out the new Counsel for Kids tool on client-directed legal representation.

NACC Supports Full-Service Community Schools

NACC signed a letter urging Congress to support Full-Service Community Schools.

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  • June 2024 Policy Updates

    June 6, 2024

    NACC Advocates for Children, Families, and Immigrants NACC asked the U.S. House and Senate to fund Full-Service Community Schools, raised concerns surrounding hidden foster care, and supported the Children’s Safe Welcome Act to protect the rights of...

  • Apply for 2024 Online Conference Scholarship

    May 31, 2024

    To provide attorneys and advocates with access to valuable training opportunities, NACC is excited to offer online conference scholarships for the 47th National Child Welfare Law Conference: Working Together, Working...

  • May 2024 Policy Updates

    May 8, 2024

    Counsel for Kids State Legislative Updates New Hampshire’s Children and Family Law Committee considered Senate Bill 463 on April 23. If passed, it would require the appointment of legal counsel for children placed...