Oversight committee examines Kansas foster care problems and looks for solutions

Hosted By: Tim Carpenter - November 21, 2022


A joint committee of the Kansas House and Senate convened for two days to explore concerns about the state’s foster care system.

During 15 hours of testimony and questioning, a diverse collection of foster parents, academics, lawyers, contractors, state officials and others delved into their experiences with a system responsible for 7,000 children in need of care.

The responsibility is immense, the challenges complex, and solutions seemingly beyond the grasp.

This episode takes you into the Capitol to hear from a sampling of people who live and work in foster care. It concludes with a rundown of reform ideas lawmakers expect to offer in the 2023 legislative session.

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Tim Carpenter

Kansas Reflector senior reporter