NCSL’s Child Welfare Fellows Program for state legislators and legislative staff focuses on upstream prevention of child maltreatment in the context of state child welfare systems. The program is designed to provide educational support and technical assistance to legislators and legislative staff with a discernible interest in child welfare who are in a position to influence policy in their state.
Graduates of the program become part of an alumni community of lawmakers and staff from throughout the country. Alumni have access to continued learning and networking opportunities provided by NCSL.
Thanks to the Pritzker Children’s Initiative and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCSL can offer this experience at no cost to members.
Find below information about the 2023 cohort of Child Welfare Fellows.