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Agency head says foster care system in Kansas is improving


August 27, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The head of the Kansas agency responsible for foster care in the state told lawmakers improvements have already been made in response to a scathing federal report and the settlement of class-action lawsuits over care foster children are receiving.

Laura Howard, secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, testified Tuesday in the first of several legislative hearings concerning the system that are scheduled to last through the fall.

Lawmakers said the hearings were a good time to review the foster care efforts after a report from the Office of Inspecto...

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