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Joint Committee on Child Welfare System Oversight





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Senator Richard Hilderbrand, Chairperson
Senator Molly Baumgardner
Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Senator Beverly Gossage
Senator Cindy Holscher
Senator Kristen O'Shea
Representative Susan Concannon, Vicechairperson
Representative Suzi Carlson
Representative Charlotte Esau
Representative Susan Humphries
Representative Timothy Johnson
Representative Jarrod Ousley
Representative Susan Ruiz
 
Kansas Legislative Research Dept. Office of Revisor of Statutes
Milesha Segun
Chardae Caine
Iraida Orr
Jessie Pringle
Nick Myers
 
Committee Assistant

Charge:

Review the Child Welfare System

Pursuant to provisions in 2021 Law (2021 Session Law, Chapter 11, New Section 1 [HB 2158]), the Committee is directed to review:

  • Data on child maltreatment and demographic trends impacting the child welfare system;
  • The duties, responsibilities and contributions of the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Department of Corrections, law enforcement, and the judicial branch that comprise and impact the child welfare system;
  • The programs, services, and benefits offered directly or through grants or contracts by DCF, KDADS, KDHE, and the Judicial Branch that impact children and families at risk of becoming involved or who are involved in the child welfare system;
  • Trends, performance outcomes, activities, and improvement plans related to the federal Child and Family Services reviews;
  • Reports from child welfare-related groups; Implementation of the 2019 Child Welfare System Task Force report recommendations;
  • Reports on concerns received from the DCF Ombudsman or customer service department or similar office;
  • Data and trends on family foster home licenses puruant to KSA 65-516(b);
  • The exception to the State Child Death Review Board confidentiality for city or county entities with the express purpose of providing local review of child deaths (KSA 2020 Supp 22a-243); and
  • Any other topic the Committee deems appropriate.

 

Approved Meeting Days: 4 days

Committee Archive:

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