By Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Pa.), and Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.)
Make no mistake – the work is far from over. While countless individuals and organizations are working tirelessly on behalf of Florida’s youth, foster care youth continue to lag behind their counterparts and we still hear far too many cases of children falling through the cracks. As a result of this visit, we hope to not only gain a better understanding of Florida’s child welfare system but also develop concrete steps the Federal government can take to build upon what is working and change what is not. Just one child denied the right to achieve his or her fullest potential is one too many.
Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.) are co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and Reps. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.) and Federica Wilson (D-Fla.) are members of the caucus.