- Expand decentralization of foster care system to all regions in the state.
The 85th Legislature transformed the old, failing state foster care system by localizing management of services. Community-Based Care brings flexibility and innovation to a system that had become stagnant and overly prescriptive. We must build on this progress by expanding the Community-Based Care model and reducing repetitive and unnecessary layers of oversight at the local, agency, and legislative levels.
“Too often we look to others – particularly government – to solve the big problems faced by our communities. It is our duty as individuals to come alongside our neighbors in need to strengthen families so that every child enjoys their fundamental right to loving family.”