Posts bySuyeon Son

All 50 States and D.C. Pushing for Continued CHIP Funding

Organizations and policymakers from every state and Washington, D.C., are urging President Barack Obama to protect the Children’s Health Insurance Program against a 70 percent funding cut next year. According to a letter addressed to congressional leadership, the Congressional Budget Office estimated a failure to act will mean 12.7 million children risking the loss of their CHIP
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Illinois Riddled With Issues of Juvenile Access to Counsel, Fair Representation

In 2007, Northwestern University Law School’s Children and Family Justice Center and the National Juvenile Defender Center collaborated to identify key issues in Illinois with juvenile access to counsel and representation in proceedings. Seven years later, it is still unclear whether the state has found solutions to any of those problems. Rather, Illinois has found
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