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March Policy Updates

Thursday March 2, 2023

Pending Legislation Around the Country would Advance Children’s Right to Counsel

State legislatures in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma are considering legislation to ensure or expand right to counsel for children experiencing the child protection system. Read more about each in our latest Counsel for Kids update.

How do Counsel for Kids Promote Race Equity?

The Counsel for Kids campaign released a new video explaining nine ways providing attorneys for youth helps advance race equity. 

NACC Signs-On in Support of Legislation Supporting Youth and Justice

NACC signed on to legislation to protect sibling relationships, provide emergency SNAP benefits, stabilize foster care, establish a Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council, and end deadly no-knock warrants. NACC also joined the Act 4 Juvenile Justice Coalition’s letters to President Biden and congressional leaders.

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    Adopted by NACC’s Board of Directors on August 12, 2023 The National Association of Counsel for Children strongly supports the rights and sovereignty of Indigenous children, parents, and tribes –...