Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Hearing is open the public to share their views on foster care

Local News Headline: Comments sought on child protective services
Comments sought on child protective services
Courier-Journal, Jan. 16, 2007.

Anyone who wants to comment on the state’s child protective service system will get a chance at public hearing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Frankfort.

The hearing is part of a review of how the state handles allegations of child abuse and neglect by a panel appointed by Mark D. Birdwhistell, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The panel is reviewing issues including removal of children from homes and the cabinet’s adoptive and foster care services.

Those who wish to speak must sign up at the hearing and are asked to limit comments to five minutes each. Because of confidentiality, they are asked not to reveal details about specific children but rather offer suggestions on how the system could be improved.The meeting will be in Room 169 at the Capitol Annex.


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