The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio: Is it Broken?
Panelist's will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic. We'll discuss how our foster care system can better serve children and soon to be emancipated young adults. Philip Morris, columnist, Plain Dealer, will moderate. Panelists include: Prof. David Crampton, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University; Edward L. Gilbert, author, attorney and foster care advocate; Kate Lodge, vice president of Strategic Initiatives and executive director of A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland and Betsie Norris, executive director, Adoption Network Cleveland. Free and Open to the Public. Co-sponsored by the Plain Dealer/cleveland.com, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, plus Cleveland Heights/University Heights, Lakewood, and Cuyahoga County Public Library Systems. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties Ltd.
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Lakewood, OH 44107
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