Saturday, June 22, 2013

Advocates Educate Congress on Lack of Normalcy for Children in Foster Care

3 As May is National Foster Care month, it seems only fitting that Congress evaluate the status of youth involved in the child welfare system. A subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing titled “Letting Kids be Kids: Balancing Safety with Opportunity for Foster Youth.” Led by Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, the hearing examined how the emphasis on the safety of children often deprives them of their sense of normalcy.

Sourced: by Jamel Rowe, NCFA's Legal Fellow

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