Quality Parenting Initiative Champion
Robin Allen joined the Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting team after 25 years with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), serving as Executive Director of the California CASA Association for 12 of those years. In her role as Executive Director, she served on the Chief Justice’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Foster Care and on the Child Welfare Council where she served as Co-Chair of the Permanency Committee, bringing the CASA voice to policy decisions at the state level. After retirement she continued to find ways to support the work and, most importantly, the children and youth who inspire her, serving as the Interim Executive Director of California Youth Connection, a youth led policy, advocacy and youth leadership development organization. When Robin retired, she said she wanted to help families love their children. The opportunity to work with the Quality Parenting Initiative fulfills that goal.