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News Archive

Governor Healey's FY25 Budget Proposal
On January 24, the Healey-Driscoll 58.1 Billion Dollar Budget Proposal for FY25 was released, and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services held a stakeholders call to review key investments for children, families, and providers. Despite the budget's growth being constrained to les...
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JJPAD Board Releases 2023 Annual Report, Shows an Uptick in Juvenile Legal System Use
In January, the Juvenile Justice Policy & Data Board, of which CLM is a member, released their comprehensive 2023 Annual Report to the legislature, outlining key recommendations pertaining to the juvenile justice system based on the Board's work from the previous year.   The ...
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The Governor's 9C Budget Cuts Impact Select Services for Children and Families
A $375 million budget cut was announced on January 8, 2024. After six months of a tax revenue shortfall, these budget changes factor in $1 billion less tax revenue than expected in the current budget year. Our state hasn't had to face “9C cuts” since 2016. Which CLM budget priorities are af...
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December News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. In Massachusetts: CLM Members and partners in the news: News across the country:...
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ABH Report Shows Worsening Crisis in Children's Behavioral Health Services
The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) released a report on the behavioral health workforce shortage crisis in Massachusetts and its impact on children and youth's access to vital mental health services and resources. The newest survey by ABH of 30 behavioral services providers in Massachus...
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Governor Healey Passes $3.1 Billion FY24 Supplemental Budget
On Monday, December 4th, Governor Healey signed a $3.1 Billion FY24 supplemental budget after the House and Senate grappled for weeks on several important items. See below on the major investments for children included within this supplemental budget: Education This budget contains $75 million to ...
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November News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. In Massachusetts: CLM in the news: News from across the country:...
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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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