Quality Parenting Initiative Champion
Janay Eustace joined the Youth Law Center as a QPI Consultant in January of 2018. She is a graduate of Sacramento State University where she received a Master’s degree in Social Work. A former foster youth herself, she is a dedicated advocate and speaker for child welfare and was recognized and awarded by California State University, Sacramento as a Raising Star Distinguished Alumni. Janay has been a consultant on child welfare national and statewide policy and practice issues since 2016, and she specializes in youth engagement and empowerment, foster youth advocacy, group facilitation, as well as public speaking. Prior to joining YLC, Janay helped implement the California Fostering Connections to Success Act. She worked for California Youth Connection as a volunteer and employee for many years in many different roles. She also worked for the California Welfare Director’s Association, working closely with California’s county child welfare agencies in legislation. Janay has worked as a Sacramento County Child Protective Services Social Worker and for many years in mental health crisis response as a Medical Social Worker. Janay regularly volunteers and supports many community sponsored events in the Sacramento Community to provide scholarship funds for former foster youth attaining higher education goals.