Since 2007, statewide meetings have brought together caregivers and administrators and managers of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Within DCYF and the caregiving community, these meetings are frequently referred to as “1624 meetings” (this number reflects the legislative bill number that created the committee). The meetings include foster parent representatives who are elected for a two-year term by other caregivers in their region, elected representatives from the Foster Parent Association of Washington State (FPAWS), and DCYF staff who are appointed by agency leadership. If you, as a caregiver, have questions or concerns you would like to have discussed at the meeting, use the link to the right to access contact information for a foster parent representative.
The committee discusses issues of statewide concern to foster parents. The regional members also help set dates for regional consultation meetings so local issues can be discussed.
March 17, 2020
June 17, 2020
At the time of the meeting, please join the WebEx via the link below.
10:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting number (access code): 133 823 6394 | Meeting password: dcyf
Join by phone 1-360-810-3022 United States Toll (Seattle)
September 15, 2020
December 15, 2020
March 19, 2019
June 18, 2019
September 17, 2019
December 10, 2019