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News Posted on February 28, 2014

Jennifer Rodriguez '04 Appointed to Presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse Fatalities

President Barack Obama has appointed Jennifer Rodriguez '04 to the Presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Rodriguez, who is Executive Director of the Youth Law Center, will work as part of the commission to study the use of child protective services and child welfare services to reduce fatalities from child abuse and neglect; develop recommendations to reduce such fatalities including recommendations for a comprehensive national strategy to reduce child fatalities; and develop guidelines for the type of information that should be tracked to improve interventions to prevent such fatalities. Her appointment recognizes Rodriguez's extensive experience and expertise in addressing issues that impact children in the nation's child protection system.