On November 15, 2023, CWLA submitted comments for the record regarding the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on “The Human Rights of Foster Children.” From the testimony:

“The National Blueprint states that children have rights to survival, protection, and participation in decision-making regarding their care. Several of the rights championed by CWLA are relevant to the Subcommittee’s ongoing investigation of the foster care system… The hearing highlighted a number of issues in child welfare that are present in the state of Georgia but are not unique to Georgia alone. Congress could offer vital support, guidance, and funding to address these national concerns to ensure that our child welfare system has the tools and resources necessary to care for the children and families it serves.”