A Kansas legislative task force on child welfare is scheduled to meet for the first time since a new top administrator took over the Department of Children and Families.
The Child Welfare Task Force is scheduled to have a daylong meeting Tuesday at the Statehouse and to discuss a preliminary report for lawmakers on its findings.
Its members include Gina Meier-Hummel of Lawrence. She was director of a children’s shelter until she was named last month as secretary of the DCF.
Meier-Hummel replaced former Secretary Phyllis Gilmore who retired Dec. 1 amid calls from multiple legislators for her resignation.
Among other things, the task force has been examining problems with the state’s foster care system for abused and neglected children.