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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
December 14, 2022 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...
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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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CLM FY21 Annual Report
September 1, 2021 As we all know, FY2021 brought about many challenges to our workforce, organizations, children, and families. Throughout the past year and an unprecedented pandemic, CLM has been focused on supporting our members and advocating for critical financial support for the field, and...
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