Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel
Kansas Drops Hiring Standards to Attract More Child Welfare Workers
As Kansas rolls out changes to its child welfare system, a decision to loosen requirements for child protection specialists has some child advocates concerned that the state is trading a quantity problem for a quality problem.
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.
New Kansas Governor Tackles Child Welfare System Challenges
Kansas’ new governor Jeff Colyer (R), who was sworn in on Jan. 31, wasted no time in proposing changes to the state’s child welfare system. Last week, Colyer and Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel introduced new legislation designed to provide the public access to information following the death of children due to abuse or neglect.