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HEARING: Chairman Reichert Announces Hearing on Letting Kids Be Kids: Balancing Safety with Opportunity for Foster Youth

1100 Longworth House Office Building at 9:30 AM
May 9, 2013 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing
The hearing will review policies and practices that limit opportunities for foster youth, as well as review recent State efforts to allow foster parents and foster youth to make reasonable decisions about the youth’s participation in everyday events and activities.

Witness List

The Honorable Nancy Detert
Florida Senate Senator, District 28

Talitha James
Foster Youth Fellow, Kidsave
(Truth in Testimony)

Irene Clements
President, National Foster Parent Association
(Truth in Testimony)

David Wilkins
Secretary, Florida Department of Children and Families and Tanya Wilkins, Advocate for Foster Care and Adoption, Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection

Lynn Tiede
Senior Associate Director for Policy, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
(Truth in Testimony)


SUBCOMMITTEE: Work and Welfare