SB 89 – Regional Supervision/Reforms/CWBTC Recs.

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Davie, Forsyth); Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee); Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir, Wayne)


This bill seeks to make the following changes related to social services:

  • Requires DHHS to establish seven regions for regional supervision of child welfare and social services, provide oversight and support within those regions by March 1,2021, and fully implement the regional model, with physical offices in each region, by March 1, 2024.
  • Appropriates $914,790 in recurring funds to support 11 new staff positions to improve regional supervision and support of child welfare services.
  • Requires DHHS to collaborate with key stakeholders to create formal education and training for new county boards of social services members and requires new board members to attend these training sessions during their first year of service on the board.


Filed – 2/11/2021