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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LONE STAR LEGISLATOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR PROTECTING KIDS IN CRISIS
AWARD HONORS LEADERSHIP ON REFORMS EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED
Texas Rep. Susan King was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2015 Champion of Children Award Monday for her leadership in the state to protect communities who help families and children in crisis.
King sponsored legislation in Texas to protect families and volunteers as they come together to support children and parents in their communities. Strong partnerships with the FGA and leaders like King will save thousands of children from being caught up in the foster care system, ensuring families are reunited more quickly and at higher rates without cost to taxpayers.
“Texas, like many states, has faced massive challenges with their child welfare services, and leaders like Rep. King recognized that there was a better way to help families by getting the community involved,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“She fought to create protections for families that raise their hands and ask for help, while also protecting the families and community organizations that come forward to help them.”
King is one of a handful of state leaders being recognized from around the country for their work in 2015, and they are the first group of legislators to be honored with this annual award.