AUSTIN –The Texas Public Policy Foundation today launched a new Center for Families and Children, focusing upon family and child-welfare policy in the Lone Star State. The center’s immediate priorities will be to encourage policy-makers to reduce trauma for children in state care, to keep families intact whenever possible, and to engage community organizations in foster care.
Brandon Logan, J.D., CWLS, will serve as the first Director of the newly created Center for Families and Children. Mr. Logan brings with him an extraordinary record of professional achievement, and a real passion for the welfare of children. He has represented hundreds of children as attorney and guardian in child welfare courts throughout Texas. He is certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. Brandon has also represented parents, grandparents, and foster families in custody and adoption cases across the state.
“I am honored to join the Texas Public Policy Foundation, which has a rich history of effective leadership on important topics,” said Logan. “I am grateful the Foundation is answering the call on behalf of Texas children at such a crucial time. The Lone Star State faces an immediate crisis in protecting children and in safeguarding those in its care. The stakes for children could not be higher, nor the need more pressing.”
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Logan join the Texas Public Policy Foundation to head up the Foundation’s new Center for Families and Children,” said Brooke Rollins, President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “His experience representing children and parents makes him uniquely well-equipped to provide leadership and solutions to one of the state’s most pressing challenges.”
“Texas is at a turning point at which we may create community-centered solutions to ensure that all children thrive,” said Kevin Roberts, Executive Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “We are privileged to have someone of Mr. Logan’s experience and passion to direct the Center for Families and Children to lead the way in ensuring the well-being of Texas children.”
Logan earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from Texas Tech University. He is currently completing his dissertation in Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University, where he also taught courses in child welfare policy and family dynamics. His academic work includes child maltreatment, abuse trauma and treatment, and family and father engagement.
Brooke L. Rollins is President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Brandon Logan, J.D., CWLS, is Director of the Center for Families and Children at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.