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You have just a few more days to give input on the 2014 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities. The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a policy initiative supported by children’s advocates across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of children. Please complete the 2014 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Survey by Monday, August 19. Find the survey here.

The Blueprint aims to promote safe and healthy families, a fair deal for working parents and a fair opportunity for every child in Kentucky.

Responding to a challenge from legislators asking child advocates to speak with a common voice, children’s advocacy groups formed the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children to help move Kentucky forward through a unified policy agenda for kids. Through our work on these issues, we want to make Kentucky the best place to be a kid.

The Blueprint efforts have been marked by great success, particularly given the fiscal constraints the Commonwealth faces. For example, the Blueprint effort was instrumental in placing into law a panel to review child abuse deaths which will improve practices in the child welfare system to prevent future child abuse deaths. The Blueprint also supported ensuring that child victims of human trafficking receive the services they need, rather than being detained or prosecuted.

Now is your chance to weigh in on what the Blueprint should focus on to help kids in the 2014 legislative session. Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Blueprint Steering Committee invite you to give your input on the potential priorities for the 2014 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda. We look forward to continuing this collaborative effort. This survey could take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Complete the survey here by August 19.