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Category: News Spotlight

CLM Holds Legislative Briefing on Foster Parent Bill of Rights
On May 19, CLM held a legislative briefing to discuss the need for a Foster Parent Bill of Rights (H.212/S.87), to ensure that foster families are giving the training, resources, voice, and respect they need and deserve to carry out their important role in the foster care system. The briefing featur...
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MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth Releases Annual Report
The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth released its annual report and recommendations for FY2023. This report includes special analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students program, and inclusive education policy. It also outlines detailed recommendations ...
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New Report Features Family Voices
CLM member organization the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute recently released a new report "Family Voices: Insights about prevention services from families and youth directly affected by the Massachusetts Child Welfare system." The report includes direct testimonials from eight families on their ...
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CLM Sends FY2023 Budget Request to the Legislature
CLM’s FY2023 budget agenda includes requests for investments in all facets of the broad system of child welfare: Family preservation and stabilization Human services workforce and provider capacity Transition-age youth Children's health, mental health, access to education, and more. We e...
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JJPAD 2021 Annual Report
The Juvenile Justice Policy and Data Board, of which CLM is a member, released its annual report, describing work and areas of study by the JJPAD in 2021. These topics included: juvenile justice trends and data availability the impact of COVID-19 on the juvenile justice system and youth at risk of i...
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Mercedes Ramirez-Newkirk Memorial Playground Opens
Yesterday, CLM ED Tammy Mello attended the ribbon cutting of the Mercedes Ramirez-Newkirk Memorial Playground at DCF’s Worcester West Area Office. The project was a partnership between Rise Above Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF). The playground provides ...
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Chain-in event at the State House calls on Legislature to end all child marriage in Massachusetts
On Sept. 22, CLM Executive Director Tammy Mello donned a wedding dress and joined Representative Kay Khan and Unchained at Last for a Chain-In event at the State House aimed at building awareness and calling on the Legislature to end all child marriage in Massachusetts this session.  In bridal ...
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