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The main role of The Home's Advocacy Department is to educate and engage political leaders and policymakers on key child welfare issues.
We strive to:
The 2019–2020 Legislative Session
The 2010-2020 Legislative Session began on January 2nd, 2019. All bills for the current session were filed on January 18, 2019. The Home partnered with different organizations and coalitions including the Children’s League of Massachusetts, Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Lift our Kids MA Campaign, the Providers’ Council and others to file legislation for this session.
For an review of what we achieved in the last session, click here:
Legislative Recap (October 2018)
For a detailed overview of the pieces of legislation we are supporting in the current session, click here:
Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Tracking
Each year, The Home tracks the State Budgeting process and its impact on services for vulnerable children and families. Please view our historical budget tracking sheet here:
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Reports
The Home for Little Wanderers has teamed up with Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MBPC) to examine the impact of state policies on low and moderate-income children and families in the Commonwealth.
For more information about The Home's advocacy efforts:
Samantha Hall Linnehan
Communications and Advocacy Director