Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate
Melissa Threadgill, Director of Strategic Innovation, Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate, 2013 Rappaport Public Policy Fellow and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board member and Kristine Polizzano, Juvenile Justice Program Manager
Edward Davis, President, Edward Davis Company and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board member and Takia Myers, Social Worker and 2020 Rappaport Public Policy Fellow
Alexandria will be working on a few mini projects surrounding adolescent development and the Massachusetts Child Welfare system. Specifically, she will be creating materials for the OCA and organizations adjacent on child psychology’s role in understanding the child welfare system. She will also review data to explore the unique experiences of adolescent girls within the child welfare systems and develop policy recommendations to address any issues that may come up after her analysis.