Asa Hutchinson on Families & Children
Former Administrator of D.E.A.; former Republican Representative (AR-3)
Reformed child welfare system with faith-based partners
We have reformed our child welfare system. Three years ago, you approved $24 million additional funding for our child welfare programs, and the result is a 30 percent increase in foster beds; the result is 22 percent increase in caseworkers;
and the result is nearly 1,000 fewer children in foster care. We initiated the Restore Hope Summit where our faith-based leaders and government partners figured out ways to work together.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Arkansas legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
More funding for foster children
Let's not leave anyone behind, and that is why I am asking your support for a higher level of funding, also, for our foster children in Arkansas. We need to improve the system. We need to adequately provide for our foster children that are in our care.
We need to address their needs, and hopefully, provide a way out and restore family relationships. But we need to provide the additional funding that is being requested in the budget.
Source: 2017 Arkansas State of the State address
, Jan 10, 2017
Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period
Question topic: Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2013 Arkansas Governor campaign
, Sep 28, 2014
Page last updated: Mar 17, 2019