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PRESS RELEASE: CLM Stands Up for Children, Youth, and Families and Celebrates Children’s Services Workforce for Advocacy Day
On Thursday, May 16th, the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM) gathered with more than 130 advocates, staff from direct service provider organizations, and legislators at the Massachusetts State House to amplify legislative priorities and budget investments vital for vulnerable children, yout...
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PRESS RELEASE: CLM Highlights Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Young Adults Exiting State Child Welfare System
On March 14th, the Children's League of Massachusetts hosted a legislative briefing on transition age youth at the Massachusetts State House. See below for our press release....
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The Intersection of Poverty and Child Welfare Involvement
The Children's League of Massachusetts and CLM Member HopeWell explore the intersection of poverty and child welfare involvement. In the following fact sheet, we discuss the research showcasing the link between poverty and child welfare involvement, the necessary solutions to alleviate the challenge...
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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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CLM Releases Statement on National Gun Violence Awareness Month
June 28, 2023 As we reach the end of National Gun Violence Awareness Month, we ask our members and policymakers to not let the harm to children and youth caused by gun violence be something we attend to just once a year. Please see our statement below: The Chi...
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BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court Upholds ICWA - Press Release
BREAKING NEWS: In a momentous decision, the Supreme Court has upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)! Enacted in 1978, this longstanding legislation has played a crucial role in safeguarding the welfare of Native children and families. By placing emphasis on prioritizing the placement of Native ...
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CLM Releases Report on High Acuity Youth in Congregate Care
March 31, 2023 The Children's League of Massachusetts (CLM) released a report on “high acuity” adolescents living in congregate care within the child welfare system. Background:In Massachusetts, the reliance on congregate care in child welfare has been slowly declining. This decline has led to a...
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Home Visiting Programs: A Lifeline of Support for New and Expecting Families
For many, pregnancy can be a joyous experience even amidst the undeniable stress that comes with starting a family. New parents who are lucky enough to be surrounded by friends and family receive support to navigate the unfamiliarity that comes with giving birth and raising a child. For others, preg...
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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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