The Journal

MARTINSBURG — When the foster care system in West Virginia needed a champion, Delegate Jason Barrett was there. A member of the state House of Delegates, representing the Eastern Panhandle, Barrett was there on the floor to ensure House Bill 4092 was passed and the foster care system in the state had what it needs in stressful times.

On Monday, Barrett was honored for his work in advocacy and in helping the bill be passed by the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, receiving the Champion for Children medal at the Martinsburg location.

“It’s incredibly humbling. I’m honored to accept it,” Barrett said. “I told the staff that I’m certainly humbled and honored to have the award, but they’re the ones that deserve the award every day, and that goes along for our foster families, because they’re the ones that are really on the front lines, dealing with it day to day. We don’t thank them enough, but I wanted to make sure they knew their work wasn’t going unnoticed.”

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