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Blueprint Legislative Priority

Increase transparency and accountability within child welfare cases

Senate Bill 48 would, among other things, establish a more independent Ombudsman that provides oversight of the child welfare system by investigating concerns of safety and well-being, identifying systemic issues related to administration or practice, and making recommendations for improvements.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet.


SB 48 is sponsored by Senator Stephen Meredith. It has passed the Kentucky Senate and House and has been delivered to the Governor for signature.

Read Kentucky Youth Advocates’ latest statement on passage of SB 48.

Delivered to the Governor

SB 48 is a Face It policy priority.