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SB1247 does not close gaps in abuse prevention for immigrant children in state licensed facilities

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To address Southwest Key Programs failures in protecting children and youth detained in state licensed facilities, Governor Ducey signed SB1247 on April 24, 2019 during the AZ legislative Fifty-fourth Legislature, First Regular Session. Uncage and Reunite Families Coalition (URFC) initially supported SB1247 sponsored by Sen. Brophy McGee before she twice amended it. However, SB1247, as […]

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Uncage and Reunite Families Coalition: Legal and Legislative Committee Update: April 23, 2019

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Uncage and Reunite Families Coalition Legal and Legislative Committee Update:  April 23, 2019 URFC, Legal and Legislative Committee is made of professionals from the legal, health, safety and legislative communities.  Its role is to promote legal protections, appear at both federal and state level hearings and advocate for immigrant children and families.  The following narrative […]

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Good News

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Dear URFC: We have good news on the advocacy front. In Nov 2018, the American Public Health Association (APHA) adopted policy 12 statements one of which addresses family-child separation at the US border. Policy statement  LB-18-12 opposes family-child separation and calls for action by  federal officials, agencies, and contractual partners, to offer culturally competent resources […]