VOC-Voices of the Commonwealth

The VOC is comprised of Kentucky foster care youth and alumni aged 16-23 and is instrumental in communicating to foster/adoptive parents, out of home care staff and community partners the issues and needs of youth in care and those who have aged out of the system.

Voices of the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Council
Voices of the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Council

What is the VOC?    

The VOC is a diverse group of young people who come together to advocate for positive change for youth that are in state’s care. Members of the VOC work closely with various people including DCBS staff, judges, CASA staff, state officials, private childcare agencies, educators and many more. The VOC also works with current and former foster youth to develop strategies for a brighter future as well as to educate them about their rights, responsibilities, available resources and the policies that effect their life.

Glenda Wright
VOC Member Glenda Wright, was interviewed by Spectrum News 1 in Louisville, KY about Kentucky's Foster Care System

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Member Cameron Calloway with DCBS Commissioner Clark at the Kentucky State Capitol
Member Cameron Calloway with DCBS Commissioner Clark at the Kentucky State Capitol

VOC members with First Lady Glenna Bevin at Kentucky State Capitol
VOC members with First Lady Glenna Bevin at Kentucky State Capitol

VOC members at the Kentucky State Capitol
VOC members at the Kentucky State Capitol

VOC Member Cameron Calloway speaking before legislatures at the Kentucky State Captiol
VOC Member Cameron Calloway speaking before legislatures at the Kentucky State Capitol

VOC Member Athenia Brown with DCBS Commissioner Clark
VOC Member Athenia Brown with DCBS Commissioner Clark

Members of the VOC with First Lady Bevin
Members of the VOC with First Lady Glenna Bevin