Please join us for our February Child Welfare Speaker Series panel on the topic of “Timely Representation.” The moment a child welfare agent knocks on a parent's door, anything the parent says or does can affect the outcome of their child welfare case. However, legal representation is not provided to families until after they have been interrogated and investigated. The panelists will discuss how this lack of legal support contributes to the high risk of separation families face and how early representation could prevent unnecessary trauma for children and their families.
Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla, Litigation supervisor, Center For Family Representation
Helen Montalvan, Parent advocate, Neighborhood Defender Services Harlem
Asia Pena, MSW, family defense Bronx Defenders
Nancy Fortunato, Parent Advocate, The Institute for Transformative Mentoring, JMacForFamilies
Nayiesha Terrell, Parent Advocate, The Institute for Transformative Mentoring, JMacForFamilies
The Child Welfare Speakers Series is organized by Joyce McMillan
This event is made possible by the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation