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Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children2020-06-30T13:35:34-04:00

The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of non-profit, public, and private organizations that speaks with a common voice to create brighter futures for Kentucky kids. The Blueprint stands on three pillars: thriving communities launch strong families, strong families launch successful kids, and successful kids launch a prosperous future for Kentucky.

The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of non-profit, public, and private organizations that speaks with a common voice to create brighter futures for Kentucky kids. The Blueprint stands on three pillars: thriving communities launch strong families, strong families launch successful kids, and successful kids launch a prosperous future for Kentucky.

2020 Priorities
Partners
Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker

2020 WINS FOR KIDS

  • Senate Bill 40 will close the gaps in fingerprint background checks and better protect children in foster care by requiring foster care agencies to screen their employees for criminal charges.
  • Senate Bill 45 will strengthen licensed child care program standards on healthy eating and drinking, active play, and screen time.
  • Senate Bill 56 will ensure Kentucky complies with the federal minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products and eliminate purchase, use, and possession penalties for youth up to age 21 so children and teens can grow into healthier adults
  • House Bill 32 will enact a state excise tax on e-cigarettes to help prevent use among youth.

2020 BLUEPRINT FOR KENTUCKY’S CHILDREN FACT SHEETS

2020 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Policy and State Budget Priorities2019-12-02T17:40:38-05:00
2020 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Fact Sheet Packet2019-12-02T17:06:40-05:00
Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children State Budget Checklist2020-01-27T14:19:05-05:00
Enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit to help families meet the basic needs of their children2019-12-02T17:05:51-05:00
Increase child care supports to allow more parents to work, kids to thrive, and local economies to grow2019-12-02T17:05:13-05:00
Ensure healthy food, active play, and limited screen time for children in licensed child care programs2019-12-02T17:04:22-05:00
Ensure children and families continue to access the health care they need2019-12-02T17:03:05-05:00
End the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth so children and teens can grow into healthier adults2019-12-02T17:01:43-05:00
Prioritize school-based services that promote student safety, health, and well-being2019-12-02T17:00:50-05:00
Create safe and nurturing learning environments by eliminating the use of corporal punishment in schools2019-12-02T16:59:58-05:00
Ensure the safety and success of children by strengthening the homeschool enrollment process2019-12-02T16:58:06-05:00
Strengthen our commonwealth’s efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect2019-12-02T16:57:06-05:00
Prioritize investments for children who have experienced abuse and neglect by supporting kinship caregivers2019-12-02T16:56:06-05:00
Hold parents accountable in ways that minimize the impact of parental incarceration on children2019-12-02T16:54:54-05:00
Expand court discretion when determining the transfer of youth to adult court2019-12-02T16:53:40-05:00
Establish a minimum age of jurisdiction to prevent children from entering the maze of the juvenile justice system2019-12-02T16:53:55-05:00

BLUEPRINT PARTNERS

We welcome all interested organizations who support the Blueprint priorities to become a partner. Partners are listed on this website and other promotional materials.  Partners can be involved in the Blueprint in various ways, including:

  • Attending and promoting Blueprint events

  • Serving on work teams

  • Spreading the word about the Blueprint Policy Priorities

  • Calling, writing, and e-mailing policy makers

To become a Blueprint partner, fill out the online form.

BLUEPRINT PARTNERS

We welcome all interested organizations who support the Blueprint priorities to become a partner. Partners are listed on this website and other promotional materials.  Partners can be involved in the Blueprint in various ways, including:

  • Attending and promoting Blueprint events

  • Serving on work teams

  • Spreading the word about the Blueprint policy priorities

  • Calling, Writing, and E-mailing Policy Makers

To become a Blueprint partner, fill out the online form.

4C for Children
4Kids, A Faith Community Partnership
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
Alternative Parents Action Council (APAC)
Americana World Community Center
Anthem Medicaid
Bart Baldwin Consulting
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Boone County CASA
BOUNCE
Boys & Girls Clubs Kentucky Alliance
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
CareSource
CASA by the Lakes
CASA for Kids of Kenton and Campbell County
CASA of the Bluegrass
CASA of Bullitt County
CASA of the Heartland
CASA of Northeast Kentucky
CASA of Ohio Valley
CASA of the River Region
Catholic Conference of Kentucky
The Center for Women and Families
Centerstone Kentucky
Child Care Advocates of Kentucky
Children’s Alliance
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Behavioral Health
Children’s Law Center
Coalition for the Homeless
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
Community Options, Inc.
The Council on Developmental Disabilities
Creative Minds Academy
Daniel Pitino Shelter
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Dorman Preschool

Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition
Exploited Children’s Help Organization (ECHO)
Face It®
Family & Children’s Place
Family Nurturing Center
Fostering Futures-KFACA
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Heart of Kentucky United Way
Home of the Innocents
Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Jack and Jill of America, Derby City Chapter
Jewish Family & Career Services
Kentucky Association of Food Banks
Kentucky CASA Network
Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Boards
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Kentucky Council of Churches
Kentucky Dental Hygienists Association
Kentucky Division of Early Childhood
Kentucky Juvenile Justice Initiative
Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children
Kentucky PTA
Kentucky Voices for Health
Kentucky YMCA Youth Association
Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood
The Kidz Club
Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky
Kosair Charities®
Learning Grove
Lighthouse Academy at Newburg
Louisville Family Justice Advocates

McNary Group
Mercy Health Kentucky
Metro United Way
Mother Hubbard’s Playhouse
Mountain Comprehensive Care – TFC
New Opportunity School for Women
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC)
Orphan Care Alliance
Our Lady of Peace
Passport Health Plan
Peace Education Program
Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health (PUSH)
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Public Life Foundation of Owensboro
REACH Program LLC
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville
Save the Children
Sunrise Children’s Services
The Growing Place
Tri-County CASA
UCAN, Inc
UnitedHealthcare
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way of Kentucky
University of Kentucky – Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville School of Medicine – Department of Pediatrics
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS)
Volunteers of America Mid-States
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
YMCA of Greater Louisville
YMCA Safe Place Services Y-NOW Mentoring Program
YouthBuild Louisville