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News Items – December 8, 2022

Pinnacle Award Finalist Kary James: ‘I’m Proud To Be An Advocate For Colleagues’ Washington Exec As a social worker and child welfare professional, I’ve spent my career working to improve systems with historical practices that pose barriers to equitable outcomes. I’ve dealt with some of the most difficult cases: child abuse and neglect prevention, adoption, foster care and more. These cases disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minority communities, so I’ve seen firsthand how organizational biases can affect equitable delivery of services and resources.