Press Release Archive

Janis Dubno of Voices for Utah Children Selected for Federal Appointment

09 September 2015
Dubno will continue Utah's pioneering early education work on a national scale. Salt Lake City—Voices for Utah Children is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Education, in conjunction with the Policy Innovation Lab at the University of Utah,…

Utah Children’s Budget Report 2015

03 September 2015
Utah Investing 6% Less in Children Today Compared to Pre-Recession State Budget   Public investment in Utah children is 6% lower per child than it was before the 2008-2009 recession, according to the third edition of the Utah Children’s Budget…

Save Pro-Work, Pro-Family Tax Credits for Utah Families

25 August 2015
Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit provisions will expire unless Congress acts Salt Lake City –115,000 Utah families with 258,000 children are at risk of losing all or part of their federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and…

Utah Ranks 9 for Child Well-being

20 July 2015
Utah kids compare favorably in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book Children in Utah lag behind national averages in preschool attendance and graduating high school on time  Salt Lake City, UT – The Annie E. Casey…

Utah Child Population Experiences Rapid Growth

27 May 2015
New KIDS COUNT® data released Salt Lake City—A new edition of Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah by Voices for Utah Children reports that the Utah child population has increased by 24% since 2000, from about 724,000 children in 2000…

Too many children in child welfare are not living in families

13 May 2015
Salt Lake City – About 56,000 children under the care of our nation’s child welfare systems are not placed in families, including about 400 Utah children. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, Every Kid Needs a…

200,000 Utah Mothers Benefit From Tax Credits for Lower-Income Working Families

07 May 2015
Salt Lake City–Just in time for Mothers Day, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released data estimating that about 21 million mothers in low- and moderate-income working families nationwide—including 200,000 Utah mothers—receive either the Earned Income Tax Credit…

Voices for Utah Children Applauds House Passage of CHIP

26 March 2015
Salt Lake City - Children’s health care advocates in Utah praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for taking action to ensure children in Utah and across the nation continue to get the quality health care coverage they need to…

Lincoln Nehring selected as president and CEO of Voices for Utah Children

12 March 2015
Salt Lake City—Voices for Utah Children has named Lincoln Nehring as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Nehring, the advocacy and research group’s senior health policy analyst since 2010, replaces Karen Crompton, who led Voices for 13 years…

Social Service Providers and Advocates Call for Earmark Reform

26 February 2015
On Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Capitol, a coalition of social service providers and advocates released an open letter to the Utah Legislature calling for restoration to the General Fund of a significant part of the over $500 million…