Nicholas Alahverdian

Legislation

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.

DCYF Legislation

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.

2020 — House Bill 7639 — An Act to Create the Rhode Island House of Representatives Emergency Oversight Commission on the DCYF

February 2020 News Coverage:

 

2011

2011 — House Bill 5746 — An Act to Eliminate Out of State Placements

2011 — House Bill 5855 — An Act to Create the Rhode Island House of Representatives Emergency Oversight Commission on the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

2011 — House Bill 5863 — An Act to Enhance the Children’s Bill of Rights