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Purpose: "To establish a youth trust account for the purpose of providing employment and job training for youth in this state."
Purpose: "To require the Department of Education to analyze the effectiveness of safe learning policies, including anti-bullying programs, and to report annually to certain committees of the General Assembly."
Purpose: "To extend annual reporting requirements related to the Child Poverty and Prevention Council."
Purpose: "To establish school readiness pilot programs for children who are homeless or subjected to domestic violence."
Purpose: "To increase funding to the Kinship Fund in order to provide more grant money for the first year of guardianship."
Purpose: "To expand eligibility of the subsidized guardianship program to children who are not in the care or custody of the Department of Children and Families and are living with relative caregivers whose income is at or below one hundred per cent of the federal poverty level."
Purpose: "To increase the amount of temporary family assistance benefits available to grandparents and other relative caregivers to the amount relative caregivers receive under the subsidized guardianship program."
Purpose: "To allow local and regional boards of education to create an alternative suspension system for students suspended for the first time."
Purpose: "To provide funds for additional programs to end the cycle of homelessness for families and provide landlords with the support necessary to help keep tenants stable and lease compliant."
Purpose: "To establish an early childhood lead screening program."
Purpose: "To provide funding for the safe routes to school program."
Purpose: "To expand the scope and requirements for the grant program for after school programs."
Purpose: "To reduce truancy and provide recreational opportunities to youth by increasing grants to local youth service bureaus."
Purpose: "To collect data and statistics on childhood obesity."
Purpose: "To provide funding to municipalities for the establishment of community based physical activity programs to prevent cardiovascular disease."
Purpose: "To permit counsel for a child to argue against transfer of the child's case to the regular criminal docket and to require the juvenile prosecutor to establish that such transfer is appropriate."
Purpose: To expand the offering of state programs available to families with special needs children.
Purpose: "To improve health care access, quality and family support for children with special health care needs by establishing a comprehensive, coordinated health care service system to be known as the Children with Special Health Care Needs Partnership."
Purpose: "To appropriate five million dollars for the Even Start Program."
Purpose: "To enhance the stability of the probate court system by requiring that funding for regional children's probate courts be provided from the General Fund, rather than from the Probate Court Administration Fund."
Purpose: "To require the Department of Public Health to develop heart disease and stroke prevention initiatives."