Child Welfare Fellows Inaugural Class


NCSL is pleased to announce a year-long Child Welfare Fellows program designed to support legislators and legislative staff who are experienced or emerging leaders in child welfare policy. The program is made possible by support from the Ballmer Group.

State lawmakers have become increasingly concerned about the recent increase both in child maltreatment rates and foster care caseloads. They have long recognized that child welfare is a critical state responsibility and includes protecting children from abuse and neglect, and ensuring that children have safe, stable and permanent living situations. State legislators understand their critical role in funding, structuring and overseeing child welfare systems and enact more than 300 child welfare bills every year.

Thanks to the generous support of the Ballmer Group, this program is available to a limited number of legislators and legislative staff at no cost.

Below is information about the inaugural cohort (2018) of Child Welfare Fellows.

Click here to return to the Child Welfare Fellows Program Page