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Child Welfare Law Section

OUR LEADERSHIP

Chair
Robyn A. Veasey
Deputy Public Defender
Office of Parental Representation
Appellate Section
31 Clinton Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ  07101
973-877-1265
robyn.veasey@opd.nj.gov


Vice Chair
Meredith L. Schalick
Child and Family Advocacy Clinic
Rutgers Law School
217 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
856-225-2321
schalick@camden.rutgers.edu

Treasurer
Noel Devlin
Office of the Public Defender
Office of the Law Guardian
840 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 200
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-530-3623
ncdevlin@aol.com

Secretary
Michelle Perry-Thompson
Office of the Attorney General 
Division of Law
4 Echelon Plaza
201 Laurel Road, 3rd Floor
Voorhees, NJ 08043
856-770-5450
michelle.perry-thompson@law.njoag.ogv

Immediate Past Chair
Mary Coogan
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ)
35 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973-643-3876
mcoogan@acnj.org

Trustee Liaison
Amy Vasquez

OUR MISSION

The Child Welfare Law Section participates in the development, implementation and operation of programs to improve the lives of children. The section will review legislation and administrative regulations on issues relating to children and prepare and propose new legislation on issues relating to children's rights.