Community Meeting gives public a chance to voice opinions about the state of the child welfare system.
On September 13, DCF hosted a community meeting to gather the public opinion concerning child welfare in Central Florida. The meeting brought more than 150 community members including clients, care providers and stakeholders.
The concept of community based care is to engage and encourage local community be a part of the solution. This meeting gave community members an opportunity to share their thoughts about the strengths and weaknesses of care in the area.
Members of the DCF panel listened to each comment for consideration during the contract negotiation process.
“The support of the public has been an invaluable asset and a constant reminder of our mission,” said Greg Kurth, Family Services CEO. “However, we also encourage people to critique our services so that we can continue to improve our system of care.”
Negotiations for the District 9 contract have closed and a public hearing is scheduled for October 22.