Children’s Advocacy Collaborative

We are dedicated to growing a just community where every kid thrives. We collectively advocate for the rights and well-being of kids in our community.

  • Garry Bevel, Esq. – Children’s Ombudsperson.
  • Bev Brown, Esq., PhD – Educational Attorney, Three Rivers Legal Services.
  • Simone Chriss, Esq.  – Staff Attorney, Southern Legal Counsel
  • Andrea Costello, Esq. – Director of Florida Institutional Legal Services Project, Florida Legal Services.
  • Betsy Dobbins, Esq., MSW – Executive Director and Managing Attorney, Center for Children’s Rights.
  • Jenna Kramer, RCSWI – Mental Health Professional, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.
  • Angela Mann, Ph.D, BCBA, NCSP – Assistant Professor, Licensed Psychologist, School Psychologist, University of North Florida Psychology Department
  • Rob Mason, Esq. – Juvenile Division Director, Office of the Public Defender.
  • Dr. Mikah Owen, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Community and Society Pediatrics with the University of Florida School of Medicine – Jacksonville.
  • Ebony Payne-English – Managing Director, The Performers Academy.