(Excerpt from Bill Hancock’s testimony before the Georgia Senate Foster Care Initiative Working Group. Watch on YouTube
By BILL HANCOCK
BILL HANCOCKPresident, FaithBridge Foster Care
Thank you for the opportunity to part of this conversation today.
In a public – private partnership government focuses on protecting children. Public agencies are free to focus on the fundamentals of child investigation, legislative oversight, private provider contract management, regulatory compliance and data information and management.
Providers in partnership with local community leaders have the responsibility and incentives to understand the needs of children and families in their local area and to develop robust continuums of child and family service strategies like home visitation, family preservation, foster care, specialized care and other services…