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Public Knowledge® to Attend the 44th National Child Welfare Law Conference

August 14, 2021

Venue: Conference

With Special Conversations from PK President Stacey Obrecht and Family Integrity & Justice Works (FIJW) Director David Kelly

The 44th National Child Welfare Law Conference hosted by the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is only a few days away. Public Knowledge® is excited to connect with the leaders in the child welfare sector across the country to come together to share their knowledge to work towards ending racism and bias in child welfare.

Striving to accommodate everyone’s comfort level within this public health crisis, both onsite and online conferences will be held.

Join Stacey Obrecht and David Kelly for a Compelling Pre-Conference Conversation

Stacey Obrecht, President of Public Knowledge®, will join David Kelly, Director of FIJW to speak on what it takes to make radical changes to the experience children and families have with the child welfare system. They will cover topics like how to avoid unwarranted connect with the child welfare system and the trauma that comes with unnecessary family separation.

Stop by and share your ideas of how children’s and parent’s attorneys and judges can make this possible. We look forward to seeing you there!

Let Public Knowledge® Solve Your Tough Problems

On both days of the conference, David and Stacey will be holding one-on-one meetings with anyone who wants to discuss how to promote family integrity and justice within their  jurisdiction. Public Knowledge® and FIJW have the systems, people, and programs necessary to make these impactful changes.

To schedule an appointment with them while at the 44th National Child Welfare Law Conference, email Stephanie Meisner at

What’s to Come at the Conference

A plethora of informative, thought-provoking sessions wait for the attendees of this conference. The leaders working in child welfare will share intriguing conversations to help one another make the most impact in their jurisdiction. There will be several breakout sessions, including the plenary sessions of:

  • Families Over Facilities: Ending the Use of Harmful and Unnecessary Institutions and Other Group Facilities in Child Welfare Systems
  • What Youth Exiting Foster Care Really Need:  Viewing Permanency through a Different Lens
  • Preventive Legal Advocacy: Using Civil Legal Advocacy to Address the Social  Determinants of Health and Prevent Unnecessary Child Welfare Involvement

About NACC

The NACC is a non-profit dedicated to advocating and advancing justice for children, youth, and families. This organization knows the importance of having a well-trained, experienced lawyer. In child welfare cases, it prevents the unneeded separation of children from their families.

Connect With Us

Look for us this weekend! Our team from Public Knowledge® would love the chance to connect and have the opportunity to speak with you. Let us learn about your problems, and give you the answers you need.

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We are ready to solve your tough problems.