Mara Powell

Statement from Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates

LOUISVILLE, KY – Increasing transparency and accountability within child welfare cases is one step closer today with passage of Senate Bill 48 by the House Families & Children Committee. Among several other components to boost efficiency within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, this measure will relocate the Ombudsman’s Office to the state Auditor’s Office – a move that is good for the outcomes of families with Department for Community Based Services involvement and for CHFS, as it reduces potential conflicts of interest.

With the Kosair for Kids’ Face It Movement policy team, we commend Senator Meredith for his ongoing efforts to strengthen the child welfare system to ensure better outcomes for children and we thank the House Families & Children Committee for their support of SB 48 today.

Stay up-to-date on Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities and other bills that are good for kids on our Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker.


About Kentucky Youth Advocates
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