Voices for Virginia’s Children is a statewide, non-partisan research and advocacy organization that champions public policies to improve the lives of Virginia’s children. We are the independent voice advocating for children, especially those who are disadvantaged and often go unheard in the public policy arena. Using our Kids Count system, we track multiple indicators of the well-being of Virginia’s children and use that information to identify unmet needs and shape data-based policy recommendations. Through vigorous advocacy, we inspire Virginia’s leaders and citizens to make children a public policy priority.
Margaret brings more than sixteen years of nonprofit experience to this new role, including an overall ten-year tenure at Voices, with progressively increasing levels of responsibility. Her most recent service to Voices includes an impressive four-month stint as Acting Executive Director and leadership of the organization’s Campaign for Children’s Mental Health, which has yielded significant positive change for Virginia’s children and strong coalitions with partners and advocates throughout the state.
She has earned numerous accolades, including a Gartlan Award from the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards for outstanding children’s mental health advocacy, and the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership from The Community Foundation of Greater Richmond for demonstrating the potential for transformative leadership.
The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health is a 3-year sustained effort to make mental health services more available and accessible to the children in Virginia who need them, regardless of where the children live or what “system” identifies their needs. Family members, treatment professionals, mental health service delivery organizations, child advocacy organizations, and policy experts are partnering together in a broad action coalition to:
The Need for Reform
Many children go unserved because:
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