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2022 Kids Count Report Highlights Highs and Lows for Massachusetts Children
The newest edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book illustrates that while Massachusetts leads the nation in rankings of overall child well-being, the Commonwealth struggles to address inequities between families and children of color and their white peers. This year’s ...
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CLM FY22 Annual Report
September 1, 2022 The past year has brought many changes to the Children’s League, but what has remained constant is the dedication and passion of our members and our commitment to advocating for children. Together we have achieved significant wins for children and families in the Legislature, sec...
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CLM Releases Report on Current Challenges Faced by STARR Programs and Recommended Solutions
September 2021 We are 18 months into the ongoing global pandemic and the Short-term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration (STARR) programs, like so many providers in the human services sector, are at crisis level. In September 2021 the Children’s League of Massachusetts surveyed our members who run S...
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CLM FY20 Annual Report
September 1, 2020 CLM kicked off Fiscal Year 2020 with a bang. Our legislation moved quickly through committee and the Governor’s budget surpassed our goals by over $11 million for specific children and family services. We were looking forward to closing out our fiscal year surpassing our goals fo...
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CLM FY19 Annual Report
September 1, 2019 Fiscal Year 2019 was a year of continued transitions and restructuring, resulting in many successes for the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM). We launched a new Adoption Task Force, celebrated legislative wins, and saw significant increases as a result of our budget advoca...
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CLM FY18 Annual Report
September 1, 2018 Fiscal Year 2018 was a dramatic year for the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM). Tammy Mello came on board as the new Executive Director in December and immediately set to work restructuring the organization for greater effectiveness and advocacy. To that end, CLM embarked ...
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August News Roundup
Some recent news stories from around Massachusetts and the nation pertaining to child welfare. In Massachusetts: A Look at the ‘Inexcusable' Failures That Led to Harmony Montgomery's Death (NBC10 Boston) Mass. tops child welfare rankings, lags in pediatric mental health (Commonwealth Magazine) Bos...
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Youth Justice Voter Guides Now Available
Elected officials like district attorneys, sheriffs, and governor’s council have enormous influence along the cradle to prison pipeline. These actors are decision makers in pressing charges, encouraging diversion, operating county jails and deciding guilt of a defendant who waives a jury trial. CL...
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Governor Baker Signs New Mental Health Legislation into Law
This week Governor Baker signed into law An Act addressing barriers to care for mental health, comprehensive mental health legislation aimed at reforming the availability and timely delivery of mental health services, ensuring equitable access to care, and supporting the behavioral health workforce....
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Access to Original Birth Certificates Won for All Adoptees
The end of the legislative session brought about final passage of An Act Granting Equal Access to Original Birth Certificates to All Persons Born in Massachusetts, legislation led by Access Massachusetts that CLM has supported for three sessions. The new law closes a gap that denied adopted persons...
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