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Statement by the President - People with Disabilities

President Clinton announces the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 to reauthorize programs that help people with developmental disabilities.... [more]

HHS Issues New Rules Implementing Tribal Child Support Enforcement Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces new regulations to implement direct child support enforcement program funding to Indian tribes.... [more]

HHS Awards $100 million Bonuses To States Achieving Largest Reductions In Out-of-Wedlock Births

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces $100 million in bonuses to five states for achieving the nation's largest decrease in out-of-wedlock births between 1995 and 1998.... [more]

HHS Awards New Funds for Innovative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces new funding for projects promoting the nation's child support enforcement program.... [more]

Early Head Start Grants Awarded

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces $42 million in grants for Early Head Start adding 5,000 new children to the child development program.... [more]

President Clinton Announces New Mexico Domestic Violence Grants and Urges Congress to Pass Violence

Information about the Violence Against Women Act which has established new Federal criminal provisions and grant programs to improve the criminal justice system's response to violence against women and to direct critical services to victims.... [more]

ACF Awards Fellowships for Research on Child Maltreatment

Information about fellowships awarded by the Administration for Children and Families to five universities to support research in child abuse and neglect.... [more]

President Clinton Names Three Members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

Information about newly appointed members on the President's Committee on Mental Retardation who will provide advice on issues relating to mental retardation.... [more]

HHS Announces Fourth Annual Adoption 2002 Excellence Awards

Information about the Department of Health and Human Services' "Adoption 2002" Excellence Awards given to those who help abandoned, neglected or abused children find loving homes.... [more]

Early Head Start Shows Significant Results for Low Income Children and Parents

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a preliminary evaluation of Early Head Start showing that children in the child development program performed significantly better compared to those not participating in the program.... [more]

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) government programs helps guarantee good nutrition for its target population; factsheet on program operations.... [more]

An Urgent Agenda for the New Congress

With new leadership in Congress and the Senate, battered women's advocates are raising awareness about the importance of services for victims of abuse and prevention and intervention programs.... [more]

Victory: An Independent Office on Violence Against Women

The U.S. Department of Justice announces the Office on Violence Against Women will become a separate unit within the Department with the intention to improve aid to abuse victims and their children.... [more]

Family Justice Initiative Seeks Applications

Information about the Family Justice Center Initiative designed to help victims of abuse access a variety of services and support.... [more]

Pentagon Creates Sexual Assault Task Force

Information about the U.S. Department of Defense establishing a task force addressing sexual assault of female troops by fellow soldiers.... [more]

On The Study of Minnesota's Family Investment Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports the results of the Minnesota Family Investment Program which increased employment and child welbeing.... [more]


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