Lutheran Child and Family Services has been working tirelessly to get foster children into forever families and reunited with birth families whenever possible. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for minority foster children who have historically been underserved and lagged behind in reunification. LCFS VP and COO Beverly Jones has reached out to local media to promote our racial equity journey.
On April 26, Beverly was featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight television program, interviewed by the show’s co-anchor Brandis Friedman. Beverly discussed how LCFS’ anti-racist approach to foster care can help improve outcomes for Black and Latino children. You can watch the interview on the WTTW website here.
Earlier this month, Beverly and an LCFS foster care mom were interviewed by Sasha-Ann Simons of WBEZ radio about LCFS’ journey to dismantle institutional racism and achieve racial equity in child welfare. Listen to their interview on WBEZ’s website.
We’re so proud of Beverly’s work to spread the word about LCFS’ anti-racist policy to ensure more children of color have forever families. To learn more about LCFS’ racial equity work within the Illinois child welfare system, visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page.