Governor Laura Kelly
Kansas Revokes Contracts Awarded Under Former Child Welfare Administration
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced the termination of family preservation grants that were awarded last year under the previous administration. The awarding of those grants had drawn heat from the public because one of the agencies – Florida-based Eckerd Connects – had its Florida contract come under scrutiny by the state because of issues with youth safety.
New Kansas Governor Talks Family and Foster Care with The Imprint
New Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D), who was inaugurated on January 14, wasted no time delving into the state’s troubled child welfare system. In short order, the former state senator has proposed added funding for the Department of Children and Families (DCF), hired a new leader for the agency and has high hopes for addressing the concerns brought forth in a class action lawsuit filed against the state late last year.