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Children at Risk February Newsletter
Children at Risk

March, 2013

CHILDREN AT RISK  

Dear Jackie,

This month has offered an abundance of opportunities to get into the community and share some of our latest findings on issues affecting our children. From advocating on the capitol steps in Austin to working with the American Bar Association to get lawyers more involved in ending child sex trafficking, we have had the opportunity to share ideas with community leaders, speak with more service providers regarding collaboration, and disseminate our latest findings regarding public education.

The next month promises to be just as exciting and we hope you’ll check out our calendar and join us for our next events. As always, we thank you for your continued support of CHILDREN AT RISK and the children we serve.

Very truly yours,
Jaime Hanks Meyers
Managing Director, North Texas
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CHILDREN AT RISK serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy. To learn more about our organization, please click here.
 February Newsletter
 
1) The full study of Texas’ 82nd Legislature public education spending cuts was released. Key findings showed that average class sizes were increased and many pre-k programs were cut. Visit our site for your parent's guide and the full report, or learn more at NBC DFW Channel 5.
 
2) Human Trafficking Advocacy Day in Austin was a great success! Thank you to the more than 100 attendees who showed their support of legislation that would help support survivors and detour perpetrators. Learn more about our legislative agenda and future advocacy days!
 
3) Check out a recent podcast from our Growing Up in America radio show, featuring an update from
 Jaime Meyers (CHILDREN AT RISK North Texas), Dr. Frances Deviney’s (Center for Public Policy Priorities) thoughts on poverty in Texas, and a discussion from Dr. Claire Bocchini on bills that could help prevent childhood obesity.
 
 
4) “Right now, in Texas, you can have a young girl up in your hotel room sooner than you can get a pizza.” Bob Sanborn, President and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK, made this sobering statement this month at an event organized by CHILDREN AT RISK and the American Bar Association in response to Laurel Bellows, President of the ABA, making human trafficking her priority. For more information, check out the article from the Dallas Morning News and visit our website
 
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