Across the States

20: Improving Safety for Foster Children w/ Gen Justice

March 12th, 2020  •  16 mins 14 secs  •  Download (13.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Darcy Olsen, Founder and President of Gen Justice, sits down with Across the States host Dan Reynolds to discuss the organization’s work in improving safety for more than 35,000 foster children. Gen Justice seeks to give abused and abandoned foster children something they lack—an advocate and a voice. Gen Justice reforms include requiring kids to be quickly moved from government care to permanent homes and, in addition, the organization has built a network of attorneys to provide free legal help when bureaucratic failures trap kids in the foster system.

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ALEC Model Relative Search Act:
ALEC Model Family Stability Act.
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