Let’s Be Real: The Urgent Need for Change in Child Welfare, Courts, and DV Programs


Let’s Be Real was the public plenary of “All of Us, Every Family,” the QIC-DVCW conference that took place in March 2021. There, the QIC-DVCW convened a group of thought leaders from child welfare, dependency courts and domestic violence services for a real conversation about the roles of each system in perpetuating structural racism, and the need for accountability and action. This conversation is available for viewing here.




Isa Woldeguiorguis, Executive Director
Center for Hope and Healing
QIC-DVCW National Advisory Committee




Bryan Samuels, Executive Director
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago


Vickie Smith, Executive Director
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Hon. David Spurgeon
Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania


Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director
Vermont Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence


Read more about Let’s Be Real here.