About This Priority
Safety is caregivers’ top priority, but punitive regulations that fail to recognize the realities of caring for children who have experienced trauma currently provide a disincentive to work with children and youth who have high needs. The trauma that children experience before they are placed in foster care can result in self-harm, aggression, and other challenging behaviors. The Legislature’s guidance will be needed to focus on core health and safety so that true safety risks are prioritized and addressed.
HB 1517 / SB 593
Relating to licensing and oversight of certain facilities and homes providing substitute care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. View below or click here for our one pager of bill support for SB 593.
Relating to the liability of entities contracted with the Department of Family and Protective Services to provide community-based care or child welfare services. View below or click here for our one pager of bill support for HB 3933.