In 2014, SPARC began conducting a series of podcast interviews with members of its advisory board and other experts in the field of child welfare. These interviews provide state advocates with unique perspectives from leaders in the field about what they can promote to improve outcomes for children and families involved with the child welfare system.

The interviews will regularly be uploaded to the SPARC website in podcast form, along with an edited transcript of each interview and publications and other resources that shed more light on topic areas of interest to state advocates.

  1. Judge Ernestine Gray, Chief Judge, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  2. Mark Courtney, Professor, University of Chicago and Lead Researcher, The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
  3. Terry Cross, Executive Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association
  4. Foster Club – Foster care alumni Ryan Cummings, Alexander McFarlan, and Ashley Kuber