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Advocacy at Children’s Bureau

2024 Policy Agenda

Through our direct legislative advocacy, Children’s Bureau supports a slate of bills and budget positions to prevent abuse and nurture child well-being. Together, we focus on:

 

Providing Childcare and Early Childhood Development Programs

AB 1930 (Reyes)
Increases Access to Childcare by Allowing Providers to Remain in the Workforce
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AB 2982 (Reyes)
Protects Early Childhood Initiatives by Creating Plans to Counter First 5 Shortfalls
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Ensuring Children and Their Families are in Good Health

Budget: Continuous Medi-Cal Coverage from Age 0-5
Keeps Vulnerable Children Healthy by Eliminating Paperwork Issues Causing Missed Medical Treatment
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Federal Senate Bill 3196
Protects the Health of Foster Youth by Ensuring Medicaid Continuity
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SB 909 (Umberg)
Supports Healthcare Systems in Underserved Areas by Attracting More Physicians
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AB 2466 (Carrillo, W.)
Boosts Health for Low-Income Families by Pushing Managed Care Plans to Provide Timely Appointments
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Alleviating Poverty and Homelessness

AB 2343 (Schiavo)
Connects Services to Families Experiencing Homelessness and Domestic Violence by Providing Navigation through Childcare Programs
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SB 1107 (Durazo)
Connects Safety Net Programs to Homeless Individuals by Ensuring they Receive Mail Regarding Public Benefits
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AB 2191 (Santiago)
Increases Family Financial Stability by Supporting CBOs that Promote Tax Rebates like EITC and the Young Child Tax Credit
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Building Strong Communities through Innovative Supports

Federal Budget: Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Grant Expansion
Enhances Child Well-Being by Supporting Community Efforts such as Family Resource Centers
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AB 2071 (Carrillo, J.)
Improves Education for Students Whose Home Language is Not English by Increasing English Learner School Programs
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Caring for Children Separated from Their Parents

Budget: Foster Family Agency (FFA) COLA Relief
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Permanent Rate Structure: California Alliance Counter Proposal
Finds Loving Homes for Maltreated Children by Enabling Organizations that Recruit and Support Resource Families to Continue Operations
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Budget: Family Urgent Response System (FURS) Funding
Helps Foster Families Stay Together by Continuing the Successful Crisis Intervention Hotline
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AB 2224 (Santiago)
Cares for Maltreated Immigrant Children by Providing Social Services Throughout the Permanent Residency Process
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AB 1952 (Dixon)
Supports Foster Youth Who are Parents by Enabling Placements that Care for Them to Continue Operations
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AB 2108 (Ramos)
Reduces Trafficking of Foster Youth by Ramping-up Efforts to Find Those that Go Missing
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For the most updated information on all pending California legislation, visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.

 

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