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March 30, 2021 | Video

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


Isa Woldeguiorguis


Bryan Samuels, Vickie Smith, Hon. David Spurgeon, Karen Tronsgard-Scott

Date Recorded:

March 2021

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.


  • 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