As some states began to privatize child welfare systems, they started contracting with private agencies for the care of children in state custody.
KVC serves as a private provider of services for these children who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. When the children enter state custody, they are referred to us. KVC then provides case management and related services.
Child Welfare Services in Kansas
When Kansas became the first U.S. state to privatize its child welfare services in 1996, it selected KVC Health Systems to be one of the service providers. Today, KVC remains the only original contractor that is still providing these services. KVC Health Systems has provided foster care case management services longer than any other private organization in the U.S.
We are proud to continue providing child welfare contract services in Kansas, and offer one of the most extensive arrays of health services of any private foster care provider in the nation.