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2018 CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM TASK FORCE
Resources Agenda/Minutes Report
Sen. Vicki Schmidt, Chairperson
Sen. Laura Kelly
Sen. Ty Masterson
Rep. Erin Davis, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Linda Gallagher
Rep. Jarrod Ousley
Hon. Jeffry Larson
Ex Officio Members
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Gary Deeter, Committee Assistant
Study the Child Welfare System in the State of Kansas
2017 House Sub. for SB 126 directs the Secretary for Children and Families to establish a Child Welfare System Task Force to study the child welfare system in the State of Kansas. The bill directs the Task Force to convene working groups to study the following topics: the general administration of child welfare by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF); protective services; family preservation; reintegration; foster care; and permanency placement. Additionally, the Task Force and each working group are directed to study the following topics:
- The level of oversight and supervision by DCF over each entity that contracts with DCF to provide reintegration, foster care, and adoption services;
- The duties, responsibilities, and contributions of state agencies, nongovernmental entities, and service providers that provide child welfare services in the State of Kansas;
- The level of access to child welfare services, including, but not limited to, health and mental health services and community based services, in the State of Kansas;
- The increasing number of children in the child welfare system and contributing factors;
- The licensing standards for case managers working in the child welfare system; and
- Any other topic the Child Welfare System Task Force or working group deems necessary or appropriate.
Approved Meeting Days: 5 days
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2018 Interim Committees
Approved Days Listing
Interim Committee Membership