Jessica HaspelAssociate Director, Child Welfare

    Ms. Haspel works on foster care and child welfare issues, including implementation of the expansion of health care to former foster youth under the Affordable Care Act. Before joining Children Now, she had been involved in youth advocacy for over a decade.

    Ms. Haspel is an attorney who represented children and youth in the child welfare system in Cook County, Illinois, and co-founded Our Community of Illinois, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the needs of foster youth. Ms. Haspel attended law school at Stanford and returned to California in 2013 to continue her work on behalf of disadvantaged youth.