Status Summary

First reading, referred to Law & Justice on 1.25.19 Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.11.19 at 10 a.m. Executive session scheduled in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.21.19 at 10 a.m. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

King

Creates a role within the Office of Civil Legal Aid entitled Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator and states that the office may contract with a separate nonprofit legal aid organization to satisfy the requirements of this section.

Establishes duties and working partnerships/relationships for the legal aid coordinator.  Also establishes an oversight committee to monitor, guide, and report on kinship care recommendations and implementation activities.

Amends current law such that the department also coordinates with the Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator to develop, expand, and deliver training materials designed to help pro bono and low bono attorneys provide legal advice and assistance to kinship caregivers on matters that relate to their ability to meet physical, mental, social, educational, and other needs of children and youth in their care.

Takes effect June 30, 2019.