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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTANA SENATOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR PROTECTING KIDS IN CRISIS
AWARD HONORS LEADERSHIP ON REFORMS EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED
Montana Sen. Roger Webb was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2015 Champion of Children Award Monday for his leadership in the state to protect communities who help families and children in crisis.
Strong partnerships with the FGA and leaders like Webb 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. Webb sponsored legislation in Montana to protect families and volunteers as they come together to support children and parents in their communities.
“Many family problems can be solved easily if they’re dealt with early on, but often parents in need fear that speaking up and asking for help will only lead to the government getting involved and disrupting their family,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“Leaders like Rep. Webb realize that Montana’s children and parents deserve a better alternative, and he is working on creating protections for families that ask for help and for the families that step up and offer it.”
Webb 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.