I try really hard on this blog to bring you thoughts and ideas that you might not have heard before. I try to speak not only from my personal experience in the foster care system, but from helping numerous clients through the criminal justice system and from listening to the stories of countless individuals who have chosen me to share their stories. I want to try and tackle the issues that are difficult to talk about; those that we try to box up and pretend aren't happening.
Did you know nearly 50% of foster children end up incarcerated within two years of aging out of the foster care system? During her nearly 20 years in Law Office Administration dealing with criminal defendants, Shenandoah Chefalo became unsettled by the ever-revolving door of the criminal justice system, and wanted to find a way to change it. She became a certified life coach and set out on a mission to tell her story to raise public awareness about the grim realities of the f