Arizona State Senator Kate Brophy McGee Named to the Morrison Institute Child Welfare Leadership Advisory Board

Sen. Brophy McGee continues her commitment to fighting for Arizona’s vulnerable populations

Phoenix, Arizona — State Senator Kate Brophy McGee (Legislative District 28) has been named to the Morrison Institute Child Welfare Leadership Advisory Board at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

The advisory board is tasked with supporting the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) to develop child welfare policy reforms, an area of proven leadership for Sen. Brophy McGee.

“I am honored and humbled to be named to such an important task force,” stated Senator Brophy McGee. “Protecting Arizona kids is not only critical to the future of our state, but most importantly, will provide an opportunity to end the cycle of violence and prevent future cases of child abuse.

At the Legislature, Sen. Brophy McGee has passed critical legislation to protect vulnerable populations and keep Arizona children safe. Additionally, she led the effort to create the Department of Child Safety, spearheaded critical reforms to the family welfare system, and worked tirelessly to restore KidsCare, an AHCCCS program for children. Most recently she passed Angel’s Law, legislation that requires background checks on every household member before reintroducing a child into a home suspected of neglect or abuse.

The Morrison Institute Child Welfare Leadership Advisory Board aims to inspire discussion and reforms that will prevent child abuse in Arizona. The Board will focus on correlative factors linked to child neglect, provide analytical insight to create measures that can prevent child abuse, and solicit feedback from decision makers to better understand existing research gaps.