Kristen Weber

Kristen Weber

Senior Fellow

She, Her, Hers

View Kristen’s condensed bio here.


I lead our internal strategic vision for addressing equity in all areas of work and externally provide technical assistance to jurisdictions working to address racial inequities. I coordinate CSSP’s Institutional Analysis project, a qualitative review process to analyze laws, policies, and practices that contribute to racial and other inequities for child, youth, and families involved with child welfare systems. I also co-lead CSSP’s getREAL initiative that works at the local, state, and national level to support the healthy sexual and identity development of youth in foster care, with a particular focus on youth who identity as LGBTQ and gender expansive.

I do this work because

I have a keen sense of justice. This work simply goes to the core of who I am.

I am most proud of

Seeing the change that has occurred as a result of the Institutional Analysis work—some of the change is immediate and predictable and some takes longer and is creative and unexpected.

Work History

  • Staff Attorney, Legal Services for Children in San Francisco
  • Skadden Fellow, National Center for Youth Law

Education and Awards

  • J.D., Berkeley Law, University of California Berkeley
  • B.A., Yale University

When the day is done

I enjoy spending time with my family, taking kids to various activities, and occasionally squeezing in a yoga class for me.