May 16, 2015
On May 5, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law the Child Welfare Reform Bill (SB 138). The bill, based off of recommendations from the Child Welfare Reform Council, provides a framework to strengthen and improve Georgia’s child welfare system for children and those that work to protect them.
“We are so proud to see this bill signed into law,” said Children’s Home President and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson. “The Child Welfare Reform Council has worked since March 2014, alongside child advocates across Georgia, to push for important reforms to strengthen our state’s child welfare system. I look forward to continuing my efforts as part of the council this year to look for more ways to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens.”