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Public invited to give input on foster care system in virtual town hall meetings Oct. 13-21

The public is invited to virtual town hall meetings Oct. 13-21 to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Local Citizen Foster Care Review Boards statewide are hosting the four regional meetings. Registration is required to attend. The meetings are among the reforms called for in House Bill 1, which was passed in 2018 to address issues...

Public invited to give input on Kentucky foster care system in virtual town hall meetings July 20-31

The public is invited to virtual town hall meetings to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are hosting eight regional meetings between July 20-31. Registration is required. The forums are among the reforms called for in House Bill 1, which was passed in 2018 to address issues with foster care and...

This Week at the Capitol: Immigration, public assistance reform highlight busy opening week

There’s always a guessing game among Capitol observers in the early days of a Kentucky General Assembly session over which issues will be designated as Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1 – honorifics reserved for matters considered to be among top priorities by legislative leaders. Part of that answer was unveiled last week when legislation on immigration was filed in the Senate as Senate Bill 1. The...

Public invited to give input on foster care system at regional forum this Thursday in Pikeville

The public is invited to a regional community forum this Thursday in Pikeville to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forum. The forum will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center at 126 Main Street. CFCRBs are hosting seven regional...

Citizen Foster Care Review Board to host regional community forum Friday in Lexington

The public is invited to a regional community forum Friday in Lexington to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forum. The forum will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. ET in Bluegrass Ballroom 2 at the Lexington Convention Center, which is located at 430 W. Vine St. CFCRBs...

Public invited to give input on state foster care system at upcoming regional forums

The public is invited to regional community forums April 8 in Owensboro and April 9 in Madisonville to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forums. The Owensboro forum will take place from 3:15-4:45 p.m. CT in Tapscott Chapel at Kentucky Wesleyan College at 3000 Frederica...

Lawmakers named to permanent child welfare committee created by passage of HB 1

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislative leaders have named most of the members of the permanent Child Welfare and Oversight Advisory Committee created by the passage of House Bill 1, the adoption and foster care reform measure in the 2018 General Assembly. Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, named three Republican members: Sens. Julie Raque Adams of Louisville, Tom Buford of Nicholasville...