Paris Hilton to Speak at US House Hearing on Child Welfare

Paris Hilton to Speak at US House Hearing on Child Welfare

Reality TV star Paris Hilton is set to testify before a US House of Representatives committee on the reauthorization of a federal program responsible for children in foster care. Hilton, the great-granddaughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, has publicly discussed her alleged abuse at residential youth treatment facilities as a teen, which she claims resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hilton has been an advocate for greater oversight of the child welfare system and has pushed for reforms that include improving interventions before foster care is necessary and prioritizing keeping children with family members. The hearing will also feature testimony on potential improvements to the U.S. child welfare program.

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