Kansas Children Entering Foster Care is at Lowest Point Since 2006
~~DCF’s Focus on Prevention Helps Agency Achieve Milestone~~
– Governor Laura Kelly announced today that for the first time since 2006, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) had fewer than 3,000 children enter foster care during the 2023 state fiscal year, which runs from July to June. This achievement underscores the agency’s commitment to prevention-focused innovations.
“Since I became governor, DCF has been laser-focused on repairing our state’s child welfare system and keeping families together,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This milestone shows the progress we’ve made, but it’s clear that there is still much more work to do. That is why I will continue to work with the legislature to invest in providing greater health, educational, and housing resources for families in need.”