Representatives Gara and Davis push for foster care reforms

Legislation aimed at fixing gaps in Alaska’s foster care system was introduced today by two Anchorage Democrats. Representative Les Gara and Senator Bettye Davis have proposed bills that would work to help foster children as they are transitioning from State care into life on their own as young adults. On the House floor today Representative Gara said a staggering 40% of foster children in Alaska end up homeless at some point.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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