Working to transform the child welfare system.


HB 1561: Ensuring participation on the oversight board for DCYF by current or former foster youth, individuals with current or previous experience in the juvenile justice system, a physician with experience and individuals residing east of the Cascades

HB 1561 adds members to the Oversight Board, including two youths under 25 years of age (one current or former foster youth and one youth with current or previous experience with the juvenile justice system), and one physician.

The bill also states that when nominating and approving members for the board the Governor and legislature must ensure that at least 5 of the members reside east of the crest of the Cascade mountains


Senate Committee Amendments (Updated on 4.12.19):

  • Board members are to be  reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while conducting business of the Board, within resources allocated for this purpose.