Rep. Joan Ballweg 

March 17, 2017 608-266-8077

Informational Hearing on Community Efforts to Strengthen Families

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus will be hosting the fourth of five informational hearings on community efforts to strengthen families this Monday, March 20th in

Stevens Point. Founded in 2015, the Legislative Children’s Caucus is a bi-partisan group with the purpose of cultivating a legislature dedicated to advancing promising, evidence-informed public policy that improves the life of every Wisconsin child. The caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse), Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee).

The informational hearing will feature local invited speakers who focus on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect and serve at-risk families. These speakers will present information to the caucus co-chairs and local state legislators. The Legislative Children’s Caucus chose to hold hearings throughout Wisconsin to facilitate learning between state legislators and the local community partners who implement evidence-based practices to address child abuse and neglect. These hearings will be held throughout the month of March in La Crosse, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Stevens Point and Rice Lake.

WHAT: Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus Informational Hearing on Community Effort to Strengthen Families

WHEN: Monday, March 20th from 9:30am-12:30pm

WHERE: Portage County UW-Extension, Courthouse Annex Building, 1462 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, WI

WHO: Children’s Caucus Co-Chairs & Local Legislators

PANELISTS: Representatives from: Indianhead Community Action Agency, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Forest County Potawatomi, Marathon County Department of Social Services, Marquette County Department of Human Services, Waupaca County Department of Health and Human Services


For a full meeting agenda, details of the other meetings, or further information on the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus

This meeting is open to the public and press.

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