As we are gearing up for the 84th Texas Regular Legislative Session in January, it’s easy to forget that there are also important policy changes being made at the federal level. Our partners at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) have asked us to get involved in advocacy on… Read more »
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TNOYS is Gearing Up for Another Big Legislative Session
The 84th Texas Legislative Session is right around the corner and TNOYS is gearing up to to protect important programs and improve policies that will create a better Texas for young people. Join us this session by speaking out and distributing our legislative agenda, purchasing PEI Postcards and sending them to your policymakers, and participating… Read more »
Advocacy in Action!
We have been busy as the Texas 83rd Legislative session gets into full swing! On January 22nd, TNOYS advocacy staff and members of the advocacy committee visited 10 Senate and House Offices to stand up for the STAR program. The reception was encouraging, and several offices told us they expected STAR to continue to be… Read more »
Eliminating Level Systems in Residential Treatment Centers
As RTCs are moving towards eliminating level and point systems in their programs, we thought it would be interesting to hear what residents had to say about their experience. We negotiated with a local RTC to interview youth who had recently eliminated the level system on their cottage. We met with a group of five… Read more »