Kelly signs executive order creating child advocacy office

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed an executive order creating an independent office that's intended to protect Kansas children and families within the child welfare system.

Kelly's executive order creates the Division of Child Advocate, something that the Legislature had not been able to accomplish for the last four years.

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

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