RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam has appointed an lawyer to function Virginia’s first director of a lately created child-advocacy company.
Eric Reynolds will assume the position of director of the Workplace of the Youngsters’s Ombudsman later this month, Northam’s workplace introduced Thursday.
The ombudsman’s workplace was established final 12 months to function a mechanism for reporting considerations concerning the remedy of youngsters in Virginia’s foster care system.
In keeping with a biography supplied by Northam’s workplace, Reynolds has labored as an lawyer for plenty of state businesses, together with serving as authorized counsel for the Division of Social Companies and the Workplace of Youngsters’s Companies. He additionally has represented each dad and mom and kids in youngster welfare and household legislation instances.
“I’m honored to serve on this inaugural position,” Reynolds stated in an announcement. “I used to be drawn to this place as a result of I understand how a lot of an impression it could make.”
In 2018, the state’s legislative watchdog company really helpful creating an ombudsman’s workplace to assist repair issues within the foster care system, in accordance with The Roanoke Times.
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