NCSL hosts a Child Welfare Fellows program for legislators and legislative staff. The program is designed to provide educational support and technical assistance to legislators and legislative staff who have a discernible interest in child welfare and are in a position to influence policy in their state. The program is ideal for those who chair, serve on or staff relevant policy or budget/appropriations committees.
The program provides legislators and legislative staff a rare opportunity to focus intensively on prevention of child maltreatment in the context of state child welfare systems. Fellows engage in thoughtful policy discussions, learn from nationally recognized experts, connect with their peers from other states and receive technical assistance from 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.