State Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, has been appointed as the first Latina chair of the Assembly’s human services committee, her office announced Tuesday.

The committee oversees child welfare services, foster care, CalWORKs, developmental disabilities services, adult protective services and other human services programs.

Rubio, who was elected to her first term in November, was appointed to the position by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

State Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, has been appointed as the first Latina chair of the Assembly’s human services committee, her office announced Tuesday.

The committee oversees child welfare services, foster care, CalWORKs, developmental disabilities services, adult protective services and other human services programs.

Rubio, who was elected to her first term in November, was appointed to the position by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

“Every day Californians depend on vital services provided by the state and many of these services have been cut short by past budgetary limitations,” Rubio said in a statement. “It is my goal as chair of the Committee on Human Services to restore services and also to support legislation that aims to protect our most vulnerable populations.”