Maine Governor Janet Mills reconvened the Children's Cabinet after a hiatus. They aim to address child poverty, streamlining the home visitation program, improve staff training and hire a chief pediatrician. Their main goals are to provide support to the youngest children and at risk youth.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has proposed to double the $30 million budget to increase allocation for child service agencies to $60 million. This increase will help overwhelmed children services providers to combat the opioid crisis. Ohio House or Representatives is trying to change a $10,000 tax credit from non-refundable to refundable. State Representatives Reggie Stoltzfus (R) and Janine Boyd (D) are working on this bipartisan bill.
Washington Seattle based nonprofit Treehouse provides a program called Running Start Program. Due to its success rate Cheney School District Superintendent Robert Toettger has taken notice and states its success because of its community partnerships.
CALL FOR ACTION from Voice for Adoption - The latest Voice for Adoption advocacy updates can be found here.
Aderholt Amendment update from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation can be found here.