Child Welfare Reports


2023 Child Welfare Transformation Summit ​

​​The Child Welfare Transformation Summit, held on December 10, 2023, was a joint working summit of the West Virginia Legislature and the West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) to create an ongoing shared vision for child welfare in the state  with a commitment to improving the lives of children and families. The Summit was intended to bring together state leaders to begin to strategically analyze policy and fiscal levers that can support large scale system transformation in child welfare. Participants heard from national experts in child welfare policy and systems as well as local leaders who work within the cu​​rrent system. The day concluded with a working lunch “think tank” where participants in small groups suggested, discussed, or analyzed potential solutions to child welfare issues.   

Every member of the West Virginia legislature was invited to attend the Summit. The proceedings of the Summit along with participant evaluations are contained here​. 

This Summit will re-occur annually in the summer in future years.