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2009 (81st Legislative Session) Accomplishments

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  • Secured $17.8 million in funding (double the past funding level) for the Nurse-Family Partnership program; expanded the CPS budget by 8.1%, which included over $4 million in new prevention program funding.
  • Perpetrators will now have a mandatory “no contact” with their victim if they are released on bond.
  • Required courts to consider the impact that a continuance may have on the victims of child abuse, and for the reason for the continuance request to be stated.
  • Strengthened services for youth transitioning out of foster care by authorizing seed funding for new transition centers, adding staff, and improving technology.
  • Provided therapy for abused children as well as treatment and other services for their families.
  • Provided financial support for relatives providing day care services.

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