Kansas House committee approves foster care task force
May 10, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A House committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow Kansas lawmakers to more closely oversee the state's privatized foster care system and the contractors that run it amid questions about how the state monitors the program.
The bill passed by the House Children and Seniors Committee would create an 18-member foster care task force to study the system.
The task force would collect data from the Kansas Department for Children and Families on the foster care system and its contractors and make recommendations for improvement. A recent three-part audit found that t...