Chip Bonsutto, Executive Director of Ohio MENTOR, recently spoke with WKBN News about Ohio’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council. The council was formed in 2019 to review and make recommendations for improving the delivery of foster care services across the state of Ohio. Bonsutto is a member of the council, which is made up of community stakeholders with an interest in improving the state’s foster care system.
Since the council was formed, members have hosted local listening forums to better understand the barriers faced in providing high-quality foster care in order to make recommendations about best practices. This year, the council has also had the task of helping ensure that the foster care system meets the needs of children placed in care during the pandemic, which has made an already challenging time more challenging for children.
The council recently released its final report with a set of recommendations based on the listening tours. Read the Advisory Council’s recommendations.