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Advocacy for National Adoption Month
Join us in advocating for critical legislation and spreading awareness on the importance of empowering children and teens along their adoption journey for Adoption Month. November is National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day is Saturday, November 18th. This month, it is vital to raise awaren...
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October News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. In Massachusetts: CLM in the news: News across the country:...
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: CLM's Statement
As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we want to share key information and resources with our community. Domestic violence affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence and emotional abuse can result in psyc...
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CLM FY23 Annual Report
Check out our FY23 Annual Report for a full recap of our League's accomplishments over the past year. Our report takes a deep dive on policy wins, policy and legislative initiatives at the state and federal level, state budget investments we successfully advocated for, an overview of our targeted co...
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The Affordable Homes Act - the Newest Bill On CLM's Radar
On October 18th, Governor Healey introduced the Affordable Homes Act to the Legislature, a $4.12 billion housing bond bill to be implemented over 5 years. Governor Healey indicated that this bill, “together with the increases to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and the Housing Development Incenti...
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Funds Restored for Children and Families in FY24 State Budget
On Thursday, October 5th, the Senate completed 24 overrides to Gov. Maura Healey's fiscal vetoes within the FY24 Budget, following action by the House last week. In total, the Legislature returned about $80 million back into the state's annual budget. For the Children's League, the most notable res...
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Gov. Healey Signs $1 Billion Tax Package - Assessing Its Impact on Children and Families
Background: On Wednesday, October 4th, Gov. Maura Healey signed the long-awaited $1 billion tax package at the State House. The tax package includes the Child and Dependent Tax Credit (CDTC), which CLM has strongly advocated for since Governor Healey’s inauguration. The adopted version of the Chil...
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September Hearing on Bills Pertaining to DCF: A Recap
CLM Testifies in Support of Vulnerable Children and Families On Tuesday, September 26th, the CLM Team headed to the State House to testify at a public hearing and strongly advocate in support of numerous bills on CLM's policy agenda pertaining to the Department of Children and Families (DCF). CLM's ...
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September News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. In Massachusetts: CLM in the news: CLM Members in the news: Additional news stories across the country:...
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Stronger Supports for Child Welfare
To round off Kinship Care Month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced on September 27th, 2023 that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released three new rules that will enhance supports and equity for child welfare across the country. The rules will 1) support kinship caregivers...
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