This State is Considering Giving All Foster Children an Attorney

Senate Bill 180 passed the Senate family and children services committee Monday. It now heads to the Senate appropriations committee before it could be voted on by the full state Senate.

“Growing up in foster care, it can be a little scary and lonely at times,” said Joshua Oswald, who spent 18 years in Indiana’s foster care system, living in 18 different homes.

Oswald said he believes the proposal introduced at the Statehouse this session could have made a difference for him.

“Children need a team and a complete team that ensures that their legal rights are protected and a team to ensure they’ll be safe and healthy,” Oswald said…

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