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Forum in Kentucky to focus on improving foster care system

September 25, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Administrative Office of the Courts says a community forum is being held to discuss improving outcomes for children and families involved in the Kentucky foster care system.

A statement from the agency says Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forum Tuesday afternoon at the Robert F. Stephens Circuit Courthouse in Lexington. The forum is one of seven being hosted across the state as part of legislative reforms passed this year.

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards Chairman Ed Staats said topics could include placing children into permanent homes and ensuring their safety while they’re in care.

Findings will be reported to the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board and will be among the board’s annual recommendations to the Supreme Court, the governor and the legislature.

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