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FGA hails passage of SB 350

The Foundation for Government Accountability is hailing passage of SB 350, a measure that would allow the state government to contract with public and private providers for child welfare services through a competitive bidding process:

Georgia kids and families are one step closer to a child welfare system transformation proven to reduce abuse, increase adoptions and strengthen families.

SB 350, sponsored by State Senator Renee Unterman, passed the Georgia Senate with a 31-18 vote. The bill modeled after Florida’s community-based care child welfare reforms, establishes a public-private partnership between the state and local, private agencies and non-profits.

Please find below a statement from Foundation for Government Accountability CEO Tarren Bragdon congratulating Georgia Senate members for the vote.

“Today the Georgia Senate stood firm and did what’s truly right for kids. At-risk children and families need focused and specialized care that a state-run child welfare system cannot provide on its own. SB 350 and the public-private partnership will transform the child welfare system into one that delivers better services, better outcomes and better futures for thousands of kids.”