I support incentives to encourage extended family members to step up to the plate to provide a stable and loving home when children must be removed from their parental home. We all know that happy, healthy children are more likely to turn away from crime and the penal system and become studious and responsible young men and women.

As with other government agencies, better oversight and control is needed and disciplinary actions should be swift against case workers who fail to perform their job in the best interest of our children.