For more information about The Home's advocacy efforts, please contact:
Communications and Advocacy Manager
Through advocacy The Home educates and engages political leaders and policymakers on key child welfare issues.
We strive to:
- Educate and engage child welfare professionals, political leaders and other stakeholders around key issues that have an impact on the welfare of children.
- Influence state policy to have greater emphasis on the positive development of children, their families and communities.
- Establish The Home as a statewide leader to increase coordination of policy efforts on behalf of the children we serve.
On July 8th, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed the Fiscal Year 2017 into law. The Home actively participates in the budget process and tracks those items that fund the services we provide and that affect the children and families we serve. You can track those items here.
The final FY17 Budget reflects a late and unexpected down turn in the revenue estimates the budget is predicated on. As a result, between the Legislature and the Governor, ~$700,000,000 in reductions were made.
The 189th General Court will end on July 31st. Below is our year in review including an information on legislation and the 2017 fiscal year budget.
The Massachusetts Task Force on Youth Aging Out has moved to the Children League and is refocusing on serving all transitioned age youth issues. For more information, visit: http://childrensleague.org/