Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Action Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2011
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4/1/11  12:20 pm
Commenter: David Barr

Respect the rights of private organizations

The proposed changes will either force faith based organizations to compromise their beliefs or stop offering services.  There is no justification for requiring private entities to act in a manner contrary to their beliefs unless the safety of the child is endangered. 

I beg you to reject this change or alter the wording to protect private organizations, not force them to shut down.  These are valuable services offered by dedicated people. 


Thank you for your time,

David Barr

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