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Legislative Testimony 2022


Agency staff testify before various legislative committees throughout the year to inform policymakers about programs, and to provide the agency’s perspective on budget and policy proposals. 

DCF Updates presentation on Family First Prevention Plan, We Kan Drive, & KSA 38-2290 to the Joint Committee on Child Welfare System Oversight by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on April 19, 2022.​

DCF testimony on Report: Reviewing Foster Care Services for the Health and Safety of Children to the Legislative Post Audit committee by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on March 30, 2022.​

Neutral, Written-Only testimony on House Bill 2700 to the House Children & Seniors committee by DCF Deputy Director of Permanency, Melinda Kline on March 16, 2022.

Proponent, Written-Only testimony on House Bill 2648 to the House Children & Seniors committee by DCF Deputy Director of Youth Programs, Stacy Tidwell on March 16, 2022.

Opponent, oral testimony on Senate Bill 501 to the Senate Public Health & Welfare committee by DCF Economic & Employment Services Director, Sandra Kimmons on March 10, 2022.

Presentation on DCF Foster Care Structure + Regional Directors to the House Health & Human Services committee by DCF Deputy Director, Tanya Keys on March 2, 2022.

Proponent, Written-Only testimony on Senate Bill 460 to the Senate Public Health & Welfare committee by DCF Director Safety & Thriving Families and Performance Improvement, Deanne Dinkel on February 16, 2022.

Proponent testimony on Senate Bill 425 to the Senate Public Health & Welfare committee by DCF Secretary, Laura Howard no February 15, 2022.

Presentation on Fiscal Year 2022-23 DCF Budget to the House Social Services Budget committee by DCF Secretary, Laura Howard no February 14, 2022.

Presentation on DCF Foster Care Structure​ to the House Health & Human Services committee by DCF Deputy Director, Tanya Keys on February 9, 2022.

Presentation on Grandparents as Caregivers to the House Children & Seniors committee by  DCF Director of TANF and Early Childhood Programs, Dr. Carla Whiteside-Hicks on February 9, 2022.​

Proponent testimony on House Bill 2582to the House Children & Seniors committee by DCF Secretary, Laura Howard no February 9, 2022.

Written only testimony on KDHE Post-Partum Coverage Enhancement Request to the House Social Services Budget committee on February 8, 2022.

DCF Child Support Services Presentation:
Presentation on IV-D Child Support Services to the House Social Services Budget committee by DCF Interim Director of Child Support Services, Kaye Long on February 3, 2022.
 
Foster Care Report Card Testimony:
DCF presentation on the 2021 Kansas Foster Care Annual Academic Report Card to the Senate Education committee by Director of Permanency, Scott Henricks on January 31, 2022.
 
2021 Kansas Foster Care Annual Academic Report Card:
The Kansas Department of Education and the Department for Children and Families are required to collaborate and prepare the Kansas Foster Care Annual Academic Report Card. The attached information includes data for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
Presentation on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to the House Social Services Budget committee by DCF Director of TANF and Early Childhood Programs, Dr. Carla Whiteside-Hicks on January 26, 2022
 
Presentation on DCF & Family First Prevention Services to the House Appropriations committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on January 26, 2022.
 
Neutral, Written-Only Testimony on House Bill 2215 on behalf of the Department for Children and Families January 26, 2022.
 
Presentation on DCF Performance-Based Budget Measures to the House Social Services Budget committee by DCF Chief Financial Officer, Dan Lewien on January 20, 2022.
 
Presentation on Food Assistance Programs to the House Children and Seniors committee by DCF Benefits Director, Shannon Connell on January 19, 2022.
 
Presentation on DCF Family Foster Home Licensure to the Senate Ways and Means committee by DCF Director of Permanency, Scott Henricks on January 19, 2022.
 
Presentation on the Department for Children and Families to the House Children and Seniors committee by DCF Secretary Howard on January 18, 2022.

 
 
Prior Year Testimony: 2021 | 20​20 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006​​​​​
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