Russell County residents can sign up for foster care town hall this month

Russell County residents can sign up for a virtual town hall discussing the state’s foster care system this month.

The virtual town hall will be on Sept. 17 beginning at 11 a.m. CT and will last approximately an hour.

Registration required. Click here to register. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link.

This town hall is for residents of Russell and several other counties.

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards statewide are hosting the events. The meetings are among the reforms called for in House Bill 1, which was passed in 2018 to address issues with foster care and adoption processes. The legislation requires CFCRBs to offer regional meeting at least twice a year to get public input on the foster care system.

At the September meetings, CFCRBs will lead discussions on identifying barriers to getting children in foster care into safe, permanent homes. Due to confidentiality, specific cases will not be discussed.

Findings from the meetings will be reported to the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board and included in the CFCRB’s annual recommendations to the Supreme Court of Kentucky, governor and legislature.

For more information, contact the Kentucky CFCRB at [email protected].

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