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States Called on to Review Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities in National Report

Each day, four to eight children die from abuse or neglect, usually at the hands of their parents. More than half are infants younger than 1 year old, and approximately three-quarters are under 3 years of ag

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Tax Season Help for Working Families

Approximately 21 percent of eligible working families do not claim the earned income tax credit, known as the EITC.

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2016 Child Support and Family Law Legislation So Far

Child support and family law were again big topics for state legislatures during the 2015 legislative session.

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Working for the Working: 2015 Workforce Development Enactments

The 2015 legislative session saw more than 130 measures related to workforce development enacted. With workforce being a priority issue for many states to consider, it is no surprise that all states considered workforce related bills.

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What's New from NCSL's Children and Families Program?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, hunger and nutrition, and welfare and poverty.

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Early Care and Education Updates Reflects Busy Time of Year

The winter 2016 edition of our quarterly e-update includes articles highlighting recent NCSL publication, an overview of the 2016 legislative session so far, information about our premier Early Learning Fellows program and a snapshot of the important CCDBG Reauthorization and what legislators should know about it.

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Child Support and Incarceration

Generally, incarcerated parents come in contact with the child support program in one of two ways.

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What's New From Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, hunger and nutrition, and welfare and poverty.

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A Year in Review: 2015 Early Care and Education Enactments

Welcome to 2016. As we look ahead to the legislative session of 2016 it's always nice to remember the past.

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2015 Kindergarten-3rd grade Education Legislation Review

With several legislative sessions underway across the country, it may be a helpful time to reflect on the numerous bills passed in 2015 regarding kindergarten through third grade education as this field is also experiencing an increase in attention and funding.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.