John Bel Edwards on Families & Children
Family Services placed 735 kids in foster homes despite cuts
Thanks to the hard work of the Department of Children and Family Services, 735 Louisiana foster children found permanent homes last year--the most of any year on record.
The DCFS team accomplished this feat despite the fact that the DCFS has faced deep cuts over the last several years, with fewer employees working longer hours.
Source: 2017 Louisiana State of the State address
, Apr 10, 2017
Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family
His Catholic upbringing and strong family ties have shaped both his commitments to his own community as well as his family. John Bel's mother taught him both the compassion he demonstrates as a legislator and his belief in the power of prayer.
Bel is married to his high-school sweetheart. The Edwards family attends St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite.
Husband, father, public servant, veteran, man of religion, small businessman Edwards will put Louisiana families and Louisiana workers first.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, JohnBelForLouisiana.com
, Aug 11, 2015
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