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Legislative Testimony 2020

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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.
 
All Testimony is in PDF format, unless otherwise noted:
 
Presentation on Closing Comments to the Foster Care Oversight Committee:
Closing Comments testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Laura Howard on Oct. 21, 2020.
 
Presentation on Education and Foster Care:
Education and Foster Care testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Oct. 21, 2020.
 
Presentation on Family Foster Home Licensure and Non Related Kinship:
Family Foster Home Licensure and Non Related Kinship testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Scott Henricks, Director of Permanency on Oct. 20, 2020.
 
Presentation on The Kansas Practice Model:
The Kansas Practice Model testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Cherish Pulliam, Child Protection Specialist on Oct. 20, 2020.
 
Presentation on Acceleration of Adoption Process and Improving Outcomes:
Acceleration of Adoption Process and Improving Outcomes testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Oct. 20, 2020.
 
Presentation on Title IV-E Funding:
Title IV-E Funding testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Dan Lewien, Chief Fiscal Officer, on Oct. 20, 2020
 
Presentation on Services for Youth Aging out of Foster Care:
Services for Youth Aging out of Foster Care testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Stacey Tidwell, Deputy Director of Youth Programs, on Sept. 23, 2020.
 
DCF Workforce testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Sept. 23, 2020.
 
Presentation on Crossover Youth Working Group Final Report:
Crossover Youth Working Group Final Report testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Sept. 22, 2020. 
 
Presentation on Services for Crossover Youth:
Services for Crossover Youth testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Sept. 22, 2020.
 
Presentation on Inter-Agency Communication in Child Welfare:
Inter-Agency Communication in Child Welfare testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Sept. 22, 2020.
 
Presentation on Technology in Child Welfare:
Technology in Child Welfare testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Aug. 26, 2020.
 
Presentation on Quality of Legal Representation in Foster Care:
Quality of Legal Representation in Foster Care testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Aug. 26, 2020.

Presentation on Foster Care 101:
Foster Care 101 testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Aug. 25, 2020.
 
Presentation on Family First Prevention Services Act:
Family First Prevention Services Act testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Aug. 25, 2020.
 
Presentation on Implementation of the Child Welfare System Task Force Recommendations:
Implementation of the Child Welfare System Task Force Recommendations testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Aug. 25, 2020.
 
Presentation on Foster Care Report Card:
Foster Care Report Card testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Aug. 25, 2020.
 
Presentation on Impact of COVID-19 on Foster Care:
Impact of COVID-19 on Foster Care testimony presented to the Foster Care Oversight Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Aug. 25, 2020
 
Presentation on agency overview and budget summary to Senate:
Budget overview presented to the Senate Social Services Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 19, 2020.
 
Presentation on Executive Reorganization Order No. 44 to the Senate:
Testimony presented to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 19, 2020.
 
Senate Bill 384 testimony:
Proponent testimony presented on Senate Bill 384 to the Senate Education Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Feb. 18, 2020.
 
Presentation on agency overview and budget summary to House:
Budget overview presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 18, 2020.
 
Written-only, neutral testimony submitted on Senate Bill 336 to the Senate Education Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Feb. 13, 2020.
 
Senate Bill 332 testimony:
Written-only, opponent testimony submitted on Senate Bill 332 to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Feb. 13, 2020 (rescheduled from Feb. 4, 2020).
 
Presentation on Executive Reorganization Order No. 44 creating the Kansas Department of Human Services:
Testimony presented to the House Appropriations Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 11, 2020.
 
Written-only, proponent testimony submitted on House Bill 2587 to the House Judiciary Committee by Ethan Belshe, legislative liaison, on Feb. 11, 2020.
 
Presentation on the ERO:
Testimony presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Jan. 30, 2020.
 
Testimony presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Jan. 30, 2020.
 
Written-only testimony presented on House Bill 2445 to House Corrections and Juvenile Justice by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on January 28, 2020.
 
Testimony presented to the House Social Service Budget Committee Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on January 27, 2020.
 
Testimony presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard and Elizabeth Cohn, DCF Interim Director/Program Attorney Child Support Services, on January 23, 2020.
 
Updates on Family First Services and Foster Care Changes:
Testimony presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on January 16, 2020.
 
 
Prior Year Testimony: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006​​​​​