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Bill Offers Proven Plan on Child Poverty

| May 19, 2015 |

  Washington – The bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children today endorsed legislation to set a national target date for the


A federal focus on prevention would help in Minnesota

| May 18, 2015 |

Minneapolis Star Tribune By Bruce Lesley Yes, progress on child abuse and neglect will require real investments (“Better child protection is going to cost,”


Legislature’s shortsighted decision will have terrible consequences

| May 15, 2015 |

St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Bruce Lesley You rightly observed (“Sleep safer,” May 11) that Missouri’s Legislature acted this month to protect kids from one


Count misses most homeless kids

| May 15, 2015 |

Wichita Eagle By Bruce Lesley It’s encouraging that Wichita is making progress on homelessness (“Yearly count finds 11% fewer homeless in city,” May 6


Letters on homeless kids, absent fathers, Deflategate

| May 14, 2015 |

The Wichita Eagle By Bruce Lesley It’s encouraging that Wichita is making progress on homelessness (“Yearly count finds 11% fewer homeless in city,” May


Reform foster funding

| May 14, 2015 |

Lincoln Journal-Star By Bruce Lesley It’s ironic that child abuse prevention legislation was vetoed (“Senator considering options on veto override on child welfare bill,”


Trafficking Bill a Step Forward, Advocates Say

| April 22, 2015 |

Washington – The United States Senate today passed legislation aimed at improving protections and support for victims of human trafficking. The Justice for Victims


Hanna among lawmakers to receive Champion for Children award

| April 20, 2015 |

Rome Sentinel Rep. Richard L. Hanna has been presented a Champion for Children award by the First Focus Campaign for Children, recognizing his leadership


Hanna Named ‘Champion For Children’

| April 18, 2015 |

WBIX AM By Luke Tubia Representative Richard Hanna has been named a 2013 ‘Champion for Children’ by the First Focus Campaign for Children. First


Letter: Federal reforms needed to help foster kids

| April 18, 2015 |

Greenville News Yes, Columbia must do more to oversight of and care for foster children (“DSS child welfare caseloads still high, agency says,” April