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CLM Highlights Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Young Adults Exiting the State's Child Welfare System

CLM and partners called for increased support for Massachusetts’ transition age youth through the adoption of key legislation and budget investments at the Massachusetts State House.
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CLM Urges the Legislature to Advance FY25 Budget Priorities for Children and Families

Critical programs are in need of additional funding in the Commonwealth's FY25 Budget to appropriately care for vulnerable children and families.
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JJPAD Board Releases 2023 Annual Report, Shows an Uptick in Juvenile Legal System Use

The report outlined key recommendations pertaining to the juvenile justice system based on the Board's work from the previous year
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ABH Report Shows Worsening Crisis in Children's Behavioral Health Services

The behavioral health workforce crisis has resulted in large waitlists, leaving many children and youth without access to critical care services
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Standing Up for Children and Families

The Children’s League of Massachusetts is a statewide non-profit association of private and public organizations and individuals that collectively advocate for public policies and quality services that are in the best interest of the Commonwealth’s children, youth, and families. It is through public education and advocacy that the Children’s League promotes the availability, accessibility, and quality of these needed services.
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News Spotlight

Bill Advocacy Alert: ID Bill Close to the Finish Line

June 18, 2024
Contact your legislators to support this legislation to support youth and adults who are experiencing homelessness to obtain state identification and make it easier to accomplish basic life tasks.
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This bill eases the way for youth to obtain state ID

The Parentage Act Advances Through the House

June 14, 2024
Now that the House has unanimously passed An Act Relative to Parentage to Promote Children's Security, also known as the Parentage Act, we are one step closer to codifying it! Take Action: Please thank your representative for supporting the Parentage Act and encourage your senator to move this bill forward! Check out the Fact Sheet […]
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The House unanimously approved the MA Parentage Act - encourage your senator to support the passage of this bill today!
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Our Members

The Children’s League membership consists of organizations, agencies, and individuals from around Massachusetts working together as a unified front for public policy advocacy. Our membership reaches all corners of the state, working together to improve the well-being of children and their families.
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Our Advocacy

CLM works together with our members and coalition partners to advocate for the best possible services for children and families in the Commonwealth. CLM works with state legislators to create change in the General Laws and we work with the state administration to implement change in regulations and the delivery of services to protect children and provide resources for families in need.
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Resources

Our members bring vast resources to child services and CLM curates resources from around the state and country for children, families, and providers.
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