Date(s) - 04/18/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave,
Lakewood , Ohio, 44107
Tuesday April 18, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Is the system broken?
This panel 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
Betsie Norris, executive director, Adoption Network Cleveland
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.