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Volunteers’ Impact at Legislature

Safe Passage for Children’s recent Day on the Hill was energizing and productive! Our volunteers had 64 meetings with 45 state Representatives and Senators. More follow-up meetings are scheduled. When the session ends in mid-May our advocates will have met … Continue reading

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Decision Time on Child Deaths

This year local media have covered five child murders and one near-fatality at various stages of resolution. Links to the stories are here. In only one case is there public information about whether county child protection was involved. State law … Continue reading

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Capitol Allies

Safe Passage and our partners – MinneMinds and the Targeted Home Visiting Coalition – aren’t alone in advocating for children this legislative session. Here’s what some other colleagues are proposing. Their bills and Days on the Hill are here. Voices … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Youth

[avatar user=”SPadmin” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” /] Last week MY Generation founder Lucina Kayee organized a forum on “Disenfranchisement of Black and Indigenous Foster Youth”. Three panelists told an overflow crowd how the system did or (mostly) didn’t help them while growing … Continue reading

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Governor’s Budget for Children

[avatar user=”SPadmin” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” /] This week Governor Mark Dayton released his 2018-2019 budget. Some proposals benefit vulnerable children including: $12.5M initially for home visiting to improve teen parenting skills, increasing to $25.5M by 2021 $12.1M increase in child care … Continue reading

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