Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senate Human Rights Subcommittee Chairman Jon Ossoff is continuing his bipartisan investigation into the safety of children in foster care.
Next Wednesday, October 25, at 2:30 p.m. ET, Chairman Jon Ossoff and Ranking Member Marsha Blackburn will convene a hearing to receive testimony from former foster kids, parents, and experts as part of the Subcommittee’s ongoing bipartisan investigation into the treatment of foster children in the United States.
“Foster care is meant to provide sanctuary for our most vulnerable children,” Chairman Ossoff said. “On Wednesday, we will hear firsthand testimony from children and parents who have suffered grievously from systemic failures, and from expert witnesses to shed light on necessary reforms.”
In February, following reports that children in the care of Georgia’s Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) have been subjected to abuse and neglect, Chairman Ossoff and Ranking Member Blackburn launched a bipartisan inquiry, requesting records from DFCS to assess the safety of children in the system.
Please find more information below:
WHO: Witnesses to be announced later
WHAT: U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights & The Law: The Human Rights of Foster Children
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
WATCH: A livestream will be available online here.
The hearing will be open for reporters to attend in-person. For coverage information and access, please contact the appropriate Senate gallery:
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