Aside from legislation below, another record of proposed legislation in the public interest associated with DCYF and the health, welfare, and education of children and adolescents in general is compiled by Rhode Island Kids Count, an agency that focuses on policy and advocacy for Rhode Island children and led by the respected Elizabeth Burke Bryant. See it here.
These bills have been introduced and reintroduced year after year. Former Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and former Governor Gina Raimondo actively blocked all attempts to reform DCYF and children died as a result.
February 2020 News Coverage: