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.

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

Witness List

The Honorable Nancy Detert
Florida Senate Senator, District 28
Testimony

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

Irene Clements
President, National Foster Parent Association
Testimony
(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
Testimony

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

Testimony

SUBCOMMITTEE: Human Resources