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2015 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
FOSTER CARE ADEQUACY
Agenda Minutes Report
Sen. Forrest Knox, Chairperson
Sen. Laura Kelly
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook
Rep. Connie O’Brien, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Erin Davis
Rep. Willie Dove
Rep. Annie Tietze
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Gary Deeter, Committee Assistant
Review Issues Pertaining to Foster Care Adequacy
The study will include the following:
- Review the level of oversight and supervision by the Department for Children and Families (DCF) over foster care contractors;
- Evaluate whether a working group consisting of attorneys in the area of family
law, judges, foster parents, and parents with reintegrated children would aid in
addressing foster care concerns;
- Study the proper selection of foster parents and the qualifications of foster
- Review the duties of those individuals responsible for foster children, the Safe
Families Act, the disconnect between DCF and foster care contractors, and the
Grandparents Rights Law.
Approved Meeting Days: 1 days
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2015 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2016 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2016 Legislature-Supplement