Assemblyman Jim Beall Jr., Child First Leader

What makes a person so passionate about foster youth? In a series of interviews, the Chronicle of Social Change tells you what makes these people superstars in the world of child welfare services.

This week we spoke with California Assemblyman Jim Beall Jr. Assemblyman Beall talked about what influenced his interest in foster care policy, what he’s doing to change the system, and why we all should pay attention to foster youth issues.

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