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Kansas Creates New Agency to Lead Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice Services []


By Kim Phagan-Hansel, The Chronicle of Social Change, January 9, 2020

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) announced yesterday she will create a new agency that houses child welfare and juvenile justice services at the state level.

The new Kansas Department of Human Services will include the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and the juvenile services division of the Department of Corrections (DOC).

Current Secretary Laura Howard, who was appointed by Kelly to oversee DCF and KDADS will now lead the new agency.

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