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Kristen Weber


Kristen Weber, J.D., has extensive experience identifying and addressing racial and social inequities through advocacy, litigation, and movement-building. As the Senior Director of Child Welfare at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), she leads efforts to transform systems so that children and youth are safer and can heal and thrive in their families and communities.

In 2020, Kristen helped establish the upEND Movement, which focuses on replacing oppressive state systems of family surveillance and separation with alternative models that support children and families and strengthen communities.

Early in her career, Kristen provided direct legal services to children and youth in the foster system in San Francisco. She also worked on federal class action litigation cases as a Skadden Fellow and on court monitoring teams. Kristen designed and led a multi-year, multi-jurisdiction qualitative review project, the Institutional Analysis, to analyze the laws, policies, and practices contributing to poor outcomes for system-impacted populations. Through this work, she documented the racial disproportionality, disparities, and experiences of Black and Latine children, youth, and families; survivors of intimate partner violence and their children; and LGBTQI+ youth and families.

Kristen is a graduate of the Berkeley School of Law and Yale University.

Kristen Weber
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