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NMCAN Youth Leaders

New Mexico Legislature Extends Foster Care to Age 21

Every year in New Mexico, nearly 200 youth — many lacking a stable home or strong support system — transition out of foster care. NMCAN Youth Leaders know this story all too well. They’ve lived it. And now, they've helped ensure that others following in their path will have a better option.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released “Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement,” using data from child welfare systems across all 50 states and the District of Columbia over a 10-year period to look at how placements for young people in foster care have changed.

Supporting Policy Reform and Advocacy

Lifting Millions out of Poverty through EITC

For millions of Americans, having a job does not translate into financial stability. Many employees earn too little to provide adequately for their families. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a critically important lifeline.

Helping All Kids Reach Their Full Potential

In its Race for Results policy report, Casey calls for improved data, a better use of evidence-based programs and economic inclusion strategies to connect children to opportunities for healthy development.

Strengthening State Child Welfare Advocates

Sponsored by First Focus, the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center is a go-to resource for state child welfare policy, improving the capacity of individual state advocacy organizations and the larger field.