AUBURN, KS — Auburn social worker and Kansas House candidate Sarah Coats was named this morning to the Foster Care and Family Preservation Committee of the Child Welfare System Task Force. The creation of the CWSTF was approved during the last legislative session to address serious concerns about the child welfare system in Kansas, specifically, the Department of Children & Families.
“I’m so thankful to be heard. This is exactly the kind of service I want to give to the people of this state and my district,” said Coats.
In December 2016, Sarah Coats exposed the DCF hotline reporting backlog for abused Kansas children. Last Tuesday, task force committee members heard that multiple children had spent the night in DCF offices.
The CWSTF is made up of nearly two dozen lawmakers, child welfare advocates, and other child experts who will look into ways to improve child welfare systems in Kansas in order to ensure the safety of Kansas kids and to best serve their families.