Kelly names new child advocate

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named the managing attorney for Kansas Legal Services as the new child advocate.

Kelly tapped Kerrie Lonard to oversee the independent office that’s intended to protect Kansas children and families within the child welfare system.

The new office, created by executive order, is intended to provide independent oversight and greater accountability for public and private agencies involved in the child welfare system.

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