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Rise Community Conversations: ‘A Space of Reimagining’

In exploring child welfare system abolition, Rise is learning that abolition is a vision and strategy to cultivate hope about society and to reimagine community-based care. This summer, Rise began facilitating community conversations as part of a longer-term process to develop and support a vision for building safe, just and healing-centered communities that support the well-being of children and families — without child welfare system surveillance and involvement.

In order to share our journey transparently and in solidarity with others involved in abolition work, we talked with some of the Rise team who facilitated and joined the community conversations: Bianca Shaw, assistant director for programs and culture; Halimah Washington, community coordinator; Nancy Fortunato, senior parent leader; Genevieve Saavedra Dalton Parker, development director; and Careena Farmer, contributor. Here, they discuss what we are working on and learning about at Rise.

Raising My Voice for Parents Inside

When I was locked up, I left my son with family, but he was removed from their home because of neglect. It was two months before I found out where my son was. It was four months until I heard his voice again.

In prison, most of the time there’s no one to help you with a child welfare case. If you don’t know your rights, you’re screwed.

Finally I met with a social worker who told … Read More

Know Your Rights Presentations by CFR and Rise

Join the Center for Family Representation and Rise for a two-part virtual conversation!

The first presentation will focus on the implications of an ACS report and how you can advocate for yourself and your family. The second presentation will focus on the State Central Register (SCR).

Learn more and sign up to attend!