Nebraska Lawmakers To Debate Child Welfare Proposals

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska lawmakers are scheduled for two days of debate on bills to overhaul the state's child welfare system.

Lawmakers will consider a bill Tuesday that would create a children's commission and lead to the creation of a state Department of Children's Services.

The measure is one of several introduced by the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee. Nebraska's child welfare services have faced criticism because of higher-than-expected costs, high turnover among case workers and a lack of communication among stakeholders in the system.

Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood told lawmakers Monday to prepare for two days of debate on the first child welfare measures
introduced by the committee.

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