Interview with the Virginia Children’s Ombudsman
This virtual event took place on Tuesday April 11th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Watch the recording below:
For April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Families Forward Virginia is organizing this virtual interview with the Virginia Children’s Ombudsman on their first ever annual report. Join us to learn about the results of the inaugural Annual Report of the Virginia Office of the Children’s Ombudsman (OCO). This Annual Report summarizes the work of the OCO from June 25, 2021, through September 30, 2022. Hear about the reports the OCO received, its investigations process, the common problems and trends the OCO saw, and possible solutions. Virginia’s Family and Children’s Trust Fund Director Nicole Poulin will be our guest interviewer for this event.
Eric Reynolds is the Director of the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman within the Office of the Governor. Previously, he served as staff attorney for the Court Improvement Program in the Office of the Executive Secretary for the Supreme Court of Virginia and was an Assistant Attorney General with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in Richmond, representing and advising the Virginia Department of Social Services, the State Executive Council for Children’s Services and the Office of Children’s Services, the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and the Department of Medical Assistance Services. Prior to working for the state, he was in private practice, focusing on family law and serving as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children and as counsel for parents in child custody and child welfare cases in the Metro-Richmond area. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law.