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Lt. Governor Applauds Senate Passage of Foster Care Reform Bill
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle today released the following statement on senate passage of Senate Bill 350.
“Today, the Georgia State Senate put children first by voting to reform the way we provide protection to the most vulnerable little ones among us. I appreciate the diligent work of Senator Renee Unterman who sponsored the bill and Senator Fran Millar who chaired the working group which thoroughly studied this issue and presented recommendations for reforms. Today’s bill would allow us to partner with non-profit and faith based groups who have made it their mission to provide a better future for Georgia’s at risk kids. Additionally it brings real accountability to the process and, most importantly, will improve outcomes for those children, who through no fault of their own, find themselves needing the care and protection of us all.
Government has a responsibility to look after children who find themselves at risk. And, as a man of faith, I believe that God calls all of us to “give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” With today’s actions the Senate lived up to our calling to protect Georgia’s most vulnerable children and I couldn’t be prouder of those who stood with us today to do the right thing.”