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NACC Updates Policy Framework

Wednesday September 27, 2023

In August, NACC’s Board of Directors approved a new policy framework for NACC. The updated policy framework reaffirms NACC’s founding beliefs in high-quality legal representation and access to justice in child protection court proceedings. It also reflects our ongoing commitments to youth voice, race equity, and family integrity, and the urgent need for change in a system that has too often caused harm in the name of protection.

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  • Call for Nominations: 2024 Promoting Excellence Awards

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  • March 2024 Policy Updates

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    Iowa Joins Trend of States Moving Toward Client-Directed Legal Representation On February 8, the Iowa judiciary subcommittee held a public hearing to consider House File 2209, which would require the appointment...