State of Kentucky Archives: on Families & Children

Matt Bevin: Czar to overhaul state foster care and adoption programs

He promised to appoint a "czar" to overhaul the state's foster care and adoption programs, saying they will become a model for the rest of the nation. "If you are going to be a foster child anywhere in this country, you are going to want to be a foster child in Kentucky," Bevin said.

Bevin also listed people he doesn't want to live in Kentucky, saying the justice system must crack down on people who "abuse the system," drug dealers, people who don't respect law enforcement and "deadbeat Dads." In particular, he said he will focus on increasing the amount of money counties collect from what he called "deadbeat dads," pointing out that Lee County only collects 29 percent of their child support money while Morgan County, which collects the highest percentage, collects 78 percent.

Source: 2017 Kentucky State of the State address Feb 8, 2017

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