FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
ATLANTA |Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones announced legislative and citizen appointments to the Senate Study Committee on Foster Care and Adoption.
“I want to thank Governor Brian Kemp for signing all five of my children and families priorities into law,” said Lt. Governor Burt Jones. “Additionally, I am grateful for all of the hard work by the bill sponsors and the Georgia Department of Human Services Commissioner Candice Broce to ensure these bills received final passage. The Senate Study Committee on Foster Care and Adoption will build on the foundation and great work of these bills. This study committee will give a bigger platform to foster care and adoption, two policies which impact children and families across our state. I look forward to the meetings and the recommendations they will develop for the 2024 session.”
The study committee was established by the passage of Senate Resolution 282 during the 2023 session. The following members will serve on the 9 member committee:
- Senator Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta) – Chairwoman of the Study Committee
- Senator Bo Hatchett (R – Cornelia)
- Senator Kim Jackson (D – Stone Mountain)
- Senator Harold Jones (D – Augusta)
- Senator Chuck Payne ( R – Dalton)
- Senator Randy Robertson (R – Cataula)
- Dr. John Constantino – Chief, Behavioral and Mental Health, CHOA
- Bob Bruder-Mattson – President and CEO FaithBridge Foster Care
- Juli Wilkes Wisotsky – Attorney, Wisotsky Law, Inc.
Study Committee members will hold meetings throughout the state. Dates and locations will be announced at a later date.
For all of the information related to this study committee, please follow this page: https://www.senate.ga.gov/committees/en-US/2023StudyCommittees.aspx