Kansas Department of Children and Families
Kansas Awards First Round of Grants for Family First Act Prevention Services
Yesterday, as a new federal overhaul of child welfare financing went into effect, the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) awarded $13.5 million to help carry out efforts to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.
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.
Kansas Introduces New Dashboard to Monitor Child Welfare Reform Process
In May, Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) announced the roll out of a new online, interactive dashboard that highlights the reforms and changes taking place in the state’s child welfare system.
Kansas Increases Social Worker Recruitment Efforts
With more than 80 social workers positions currently open at the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF), the state is ramping up recruitment efforts. DCF currently has 78 protection specialist positions to fill, and seven supervisor positions.