Austin Hall

Race and Child Welfare:
Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination:
Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options

Working Conference at Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
January 28 - 29, 2011

As of January 27, 2011

  • Anne Alstott, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Susan Frelich Appleton, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
  • Anita Barbee, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville
  • Paulo Barrozo, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School
  • Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law & Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
  • Richard Barth, Dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland
  • Jill Duerr Berrick, Professor & Co-Director, Center for Child and Youth Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Barbara Best, Director of Foundation Relations and Special Projects, Children's Defense Fund
  • Cassie Statuto Bevan, Fellow, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Jay Blitzman, First Justice, Juvenile Court, Middlesex Division, Lowell Juvenile Court, Massachusetts
  • Jessica Budnitz, Lecturer on Law and Managing Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
  • Anne Clary, Communications, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Hon. Jeri B Cohen, Circuit Judge, State of Florida
  • Lily Dorman Colby, U.C. Berkeley Law School Class of 2014, Yale University Class of 2010, foster care alumna, former foster parent
  • Jim Cooper, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Mark Courtney, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
  • Deborah Daro, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Howard Davidson, Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association
  • Hon. Dennis Davis, Judge, High Court of South Africa, Cape Town
  • Cari DeSantis, Independent Consultant
  • Nancy S. Dickinson, Project Director, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
  • Brett Drake, Professor, the Brown School, Washington University School of Social Work
  • Michael Dsida, Deputy Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division
  • Don Duquette, Clinical Professor of Law, Child Advocacy Law Clinic
  • Jim Dwyer, Professor of Law, William & Mary
  • Susan Elsen, Attorney, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • Kate Federle, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Law & Policy Studies and Director, Justice for Children Project, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Daphne Felten-Green, Special Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
  • John D. Fluke, Director, American Humane Association
  • Terrence M. Flynn, Regional Director, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
  • Farrah Freis, Examiner, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President
  • Robin Ganzert, President & CEO, American Humane Association
  • Gail Garinger, The Child Advocate, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Richard Gelles, Dean, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Hon. Ernestine S. Gray, Chief Judge, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  • Bill Grimm, Senior Attorney, National Center for Youth Law
  • Seth Grob, Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Attorney at Law, Law Office of Seth A. Grob, Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Janet Halley, Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Brenda Jones Harden, Associate Professor, Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland College Park
  • Martha Henry, Director, Office of Foster Care and Adoption, UMMS
  • Daniel Heimpel, Director, Fostering Media Connections
  • Andrew Hoffman, Managing Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division
  • Joan Heifetz Hollinger, Lecturer-in-Residence, UC Berkeley Law School
  • Claire Houston, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
  • Rutledge Hutson, Director of Child Welfare Policy, CLASP
  • Sondra M. Jackson, Executive Director, Black Administrators in Child Welfare
  • Christine James-Brown, President and CEO, Child Welfare League of America
  • Chuck Johnson, President/CEO, National Council For Adoption
  • Cathy Judd-Stein, Court Improvement Program Training Specialist, Supreme Judicial Court
  • Amy Karp, Training Director, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division
  • Duncan Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Chanin Kelly-Rae, Senior Director of Inclusion and Equity, National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association
  • Hon. R. Michael Key, Judge, Juvenile Court of Troup County Georgia and President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Troup County Juvenile Court
  • Shani King, Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • Karl Klare, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Hon. Dale R. Koch, Interim Executive Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Anne Marie Lancour, Director of State Projects, ABA Center on Children & the Law: Removing Barriers to Permanency Project
  • Hon. Cindy S. Lederman, Circuit Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit Court, Juvenile Division, Miami, FL
  • Bridgette Lery, Researcher, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Anita Light, Director, American Public Human Services Association
  • Marcia R. Lowry, Executive Director, Children's Rights
  • Hon. Katherine Lucero, Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of CA County of Santa Clara
  • Lisa E Mandel, Social Services Deputy to Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Hon. Patricia M. Martin, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • John Mattingly, Commissioner, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services
  • Alex McKay, Executive Vice President & Chief Program Counsel, Casey Family Programs
  • Bill Meezan, Director of Policy & Research, Children's Rights
  • Carlin Meyer, Professor of Law and Director, New York Law School/Abbey Law Center for Children and Families
  • David D. Meyer, Dean, Tulane Law School
  • Marna Miller, Senior Researcher, Washington State Institute for Public Policy
  • Nancy B. Miller, Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Oronde Miller, Senior Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Beth E. Molnar, Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Cory M. Morton, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University
  • Brendan Murray, Deputy Regional Counsel, Dept. of Children and Families
  • Hon. Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Barbara Needell, Specialist, Child Welfare Research Center, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • Charles A. Nelson, III, Research Director, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Eli Newberger, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Notkin, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Kerrie Ocasio, Senior Research Associate, School of Social Work, Rutgers University
  • Charles Ogletree, Professor of Law & Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
  • Pamela Ogletree, President & CEO, Children's Services of Roxbury
  • Adam Pertman, Executive Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
  • Jean Peters, Professor, Yale Law School
  • Erik Pitchal, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University
  • Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Associate Research Specialist, Center for Social Services Research,  University of California at Berkeley
  • Rachel Rebouche, Assistant Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Ann Reese, Co-Executive Director, Center for Adoption Policy
  • Dorothy Roberts, Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
  • Hon. Gayle P. Roberts, Judge, Bronx Family Court
  • Elizabeth Rosenbaum, Attorney, Elizabeth Rosenbaum, P.C.
  • Catherine Ross, Professor, George Washington University Law School
  • Joe Ryan, Associate Professor & Faculty Fellow,  Child and Family Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Illinois
  • David Sanders, EVP Systems Improvement, Casey Family Programs
  • Bob Schwartz, Executive Director, Juvenile Law Center
  • Jack P. Shonkoff, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University
  • Andy Shookhoff, Attorney, Shookhoff & Associates
  • Ross Shuman, Researcher, The Equality in Child Welfare Project
  • Ada Skyles, Associate Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Mark Steinmeyer, Senior Program Officer, Smith Richardson Foundation
  • Jason Szanyi, Skadden Fellow and Attorney, Center for Children's Law and Policy
  • Urska Velikonja, Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Hon. William A. Thorne, Jr., Judge, Utah Courts Matheson Courthouse
  • Khatib Waheed, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Michael Wald, Professor of Law Emeritus, Stanford Law School
  • Rita Cameron Wedding, Professor, Sacramento State University
  • Mary Welstead, Visiting Professor University of Buckingham UK and Child Advocacy Program Fellow/Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Lucie White, Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Elizabeth Whitney Barnes, Assistant Director, Permanency Planning for Children Department, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Julie Boatright Wilson, Harry Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law and Co-Director Barton Child Law and Policy Center, Emory University Law School
  • Fred Wulczyn, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and Special Advisor to Bryan Samuels, the Commissioner, Administration for Children Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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