Tag: foster care

Woman arrested for 2012 sexual assault of Waynesboro teen boy

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Page County woman on a 2012 sexual assault of then-13-year-old Waynesboro boy.

Faith community responds to Supreme Court ruling in marriage case

POFEV has released a growing list of clergy across Virginia who have stated they stand ready to conduct legally recognized marriages of gay and lesbian couples and will continue to conduct religious marriages until Virginia’s ban on legal recognition is struck down.

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Kaine introduces bill to provide tax relief to foster families

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced The Foster Care Tax Credit Act yesterday, legislation to provide tax relief for foster families to help cover the costs of caring for a foster child.

Raj Jayadev: Movement building and challenging mass incarceration

I recently received a poem, “The New Jim Crows,” from an unlikely source: North Carolina Public Defender Danny Spiegel. Spiegel’s poem is an outpouring of the heartache and frustrations of his occupation, of how he is forced to bear witness to the damages of mass incarceration.

McAuliffe nominates Anne Holton as Secretary of Education

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced at a press conference on Friday the nomination of Former First Lady Anne Holton to be his Secretary of Education.

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Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000 achieves goal

The “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000” effort has met its goal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced last week that in calendar year 2013, 1,008 children from Virginia’s foster care system have been adopted or matched with a family who is going through the process of adopting.

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McDonnell’s budget to continue commitment to improving foster care adoption

Continuing his administration’s commitment to children in the foster care system and adoption efforts, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday his biennial budget will include $27.7 million in new funding for four initiatives targeted at improving foster care adoption.


McDonnell launches adoption social media campaign: #IHeartAdoption

Due to the success of the #100Kids100Days campaign, Gov. Bob McDonnell is launching a new social media effort aimed at increasing support for adoption in Virginia.

Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000 reaches milestone

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced this week that since January more than 800 children from Virginia’s foster care system have been adopted or matched with a family who is going through the process of adopting.

ACLU of Virginia and Equality Virginia urge Gov. McDonnell to end adoption, foster care discrimination

This week, the ACLU of Virginia and Equality Virginia asked Gob. Bob McDonnell to ensure that the best interests of children inform his “Virginia Adopts” Campaign and that all families are considered and included in his goals to raise awareness about the foster care and adoption process.

Gov. Bob McDonnell to launch ‘Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000’

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000,” an initiative to match more than 1,000 children in foster care in Virginia with 1,000 adoptive families. The official kickoff will take place May 17 at the Executive Mansion in Richmond and comes during Foster Care Month in Virginia.

The importance of connection

Column by Philip Day Chauncey Strong will tell you that he is fortunate, extremely fortunate, to be where he is today. In his position as the director of community services for the Phillips Programs, a nonprofit, private organization (www.phillipsprograms.org) that serves individuals with emotional and behavioral problems located in Annandale, Chauncey is in contact with […]