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Erika Palmer

Advocates for Children of New York

New York, NY, USA


Erika Palmer is a Staff Attorney on Advocates for Children's (AFC's) child welfare education advocacy project, called Project Achieve. Project Achieve partners with New York City foster care and preventive services agencies to improve student education outcomes through training, reviews of agency policies, weekly on-site technical assistance and direct advocacy to children and families, including representation at administrative hearings. Project Achieve also provides workshops to birth and foster parents, youth and child welfare professionals and spearheads several policy initiatives involving the educational needs of students in foster care.  Prior to coming to AFC, Ms. Palmer represented parents in Family Court through NYU's Family Defense Clinic. She holds a B.A. from Boston University and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.
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