Pain into Purpose

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In this episode Christina Sorenson, 2019 Soros Justice Fellow at the Juvenile Law Center shares how she has turned the pain from growing up in the foster care system into a passion for helping create space for youth caught up in the child welfare. She acknowledges that her experience was traumatizing, yet it was contrary to what Black youth, especially Black girls experience. 

About the Expert

Christina Kaye Sorenson, Esq., joined Juvenile Law Center as the organization's sixteenth Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellow in Children’s Law. She is currently a Soros Justice Fellow. 


Sorenson graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in 2015. While in Law School she advocated on behalf of youth through her work with advocacy organizations and legal clinics, including the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office as a 2014 University of Michigan Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow. Upon graduation, Sorenson was awarded the Orell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence by the Children’s Law