Zoë Allen is the Director of Child Welfare Training at the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice, where she has practiced as an attorney since 2000. As Director of Child Welfare Training, Ms. Allen is responsible for training JRP’s staff at all levels of practice. Prior to holding this position, Ms. Allen worked in the Brooklyn and Manhattan trial offices of the Juvenile Rights Practice where she was a staff attorney, an attorney supervisor, and most recently, Deputy Attorney-in-Charge of the Manhattan office. Ms. Allen has lectured and served on panels on a number of child welfare topics, including the role of the child’s attorney, foster care, visitation, and family reunification. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan and her B.A. from Columbia College.