HB 1728 is the companion (same as) SB 5486.
Bill as amended by the ELHS Committee: Changes made to the bill include:
- Indicates that the components of the program and the evaluation will occur subject to the availability of funds;
- Replaces the definition of "veteran parent" with a definition of "child welfare parent mentor" and expands this definition to include parents whose cases resulted in reunification, or another permanency outcome, and
- Removes the requirement that the evaluation be conducted by a University of WA based child welfare research entity, and instead requires that it be conducted by a research entity with experience in child welfare research.