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Minutes for HB2187 - Committee on Children and Seniors

Short Title

Establishing the office of the child advocate for children's protection and services.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Kyle Hamilton, Assistant Revisor, gave an overview. (Attachment 7)

Proponent Testimony was given by:

Kelly Schultz, Director, Office of Child Advocate, State of Missouri (Attachment 8)

Jennifer Hansen, MD, Child Abuse Pediatrician (Attachment 9)

George Thompson, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Attachment 10)

Natalie Zarate, Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (Attachment 11)

Joey Hentzler, Director of Advocacy, Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (Attachment 12)

Randy Puett, Kansas Kids Matter (Attachment 13)

Mary Moffett, MD, Child Abuse Pediatrician (Attachment 14)

Proponent Written Only Testimony was given by:

Crystal Lee, Former Foster Youth, Kanas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (Attachment 15)

Elisa Marie Breitenbach, Constituent (Attachment 16)

Denise Cross, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstones of Care (Attachment 17)

Stacy Hagins, Former Foster Mom (Attachment 18)

Sara Jeffries, FosterAdopt Connect (Attachment 19)

Reverend Sara Oglesby-Dunegan, Board Chair, Kansas Interfaith Action (Attachment 20)

Alicia Smith, Social Worker (Attachment 21)

Emily Killough, MD, Child Abuse Pediatrician (Attachment 22)

Richard Minder, Citizens Review Board for the 7th Judicial District (Attachment 23)

Amber Jewell, LMSW (Attachment 24)


The meeting adjourned at 3:10 PM.