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On March 30th, a delegation of members of congress will be taking part in a Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Field Visit to do just that. Members will meet with child welfare advocates, local and state officials, and current and former foster youth to learn first-hand what a child experiences within the child welfare system.
In the years that I have spent chronicling the national movement to improve foster care, I have borne witness to the quiet, consistent progress achieved by a constellation of policy makers, foster youth, practitioners, academics, and advocates fully dedicated to bettering the lives of vulnerable children.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican find an issue they can agree on. That issue? Improving the foster care system.
With the United States Capitol as a backdrop, Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, and Representative Karen Bass, Democrat of California, last Thursday held a joint press conference highlighting the Foster Care Mentoring Act.