New Mexico Child Welfare Advocates Make Last-Minute Push on Education Bills

John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change •

‘Time is of the essence to get these bills to a vote on the House Floor before the session ends at noon tomorrow—Saturday, March 16th,” said an e-mail circulated by Jenny Pokempner, Senior Attorney for the Juvenile Law Center. Advocacy on these bills is being led by the New Mexico Child Advocacy Network (NMCAN) and includes numerous youth and young adult advocates.

About the Expert

Jennifer Pokempner is a Senior Attorney at Juvenile Law Center. At Juvenile Law Center, her work focuses on improving outcomes and opportunities for older youth in the foster care system through policy and legal advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.