Your neighborhood’s foster kids could be set up for better outcomes in the future thanks in part to the work of State Senator Andre Jacque. The De Pere Republican was behind the recent passage of Ethan’s Law, a piece of legislation ensuring foster kids are placed in safer homes and out of the hands of individuals with crimes against children on their record. Jacque hopes with Ethan’s Law in place, county social workers and birth parents feel better when children are placed in foster homes. He adds there are more steps to take to help the foster care system thrive in Wisconsin.
Jacque says the next step he is taking is creating a foster care bill of rights. The bill would help identify expectations for foster parents and ensure those willing to take on the task that they will be valued and supported with the resources needed to be successful.