Tuesday, June 19
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
122 Cannon House Office Building
To mark “National Reunification Month” which celebrates the accomplishments and dedication of parents/caregivers who have successfully reunified with their children after placement in foster care, this Briefing will recognize the hard work of mothers and fathers, their advocates, the courts, and the entire services/treatment team in helping families achieve safe and stable reunifications.
Opening remarks by Congresswoman Gwen Moore who will discuss the importance of reunification services and will discuss legal representation for parents
The Honorable Larnzell Martin Jr., Associate Judge, Circuit Court, Prince George’s County, Maryland, Sue Jacobs, Center For Family Representation, Robin Lyde a parent and parent advocate, New York.
Please join the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the National Foster Care Coalition, Children and Family Futures and the Child Welfare League of America in commemorating the primary “permanency goal” of the child welfare system -- and better understanding what helps make for successful reunifications
Sponsored By Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Congressman Pete Stark, Congressman Charles Rangel and Congressman Jim McDermott