Vice President, Policy & Advocacy
Kristin Power leads the development and implementation of the Alliance for Children’s Rights’ strategic priorities designed to heighten the organization’s impact on children’s rights. She shepherds the Alliance’s policy development, impact litigation and advocacy and coalition building across a wide variety of children’s welfare issues.
She is responsible for conferring with government and child welfare leaders to shape public policies that support and engage children, youth and families and developing and implementing tactical advocacy strategies. Kristin’s deep expertise and background in advocacy and communications have helped advance the Alliance’s many priorities to benefit children and youth in foster care and the families who help them thrive. During her tenure, she has successfully advocated for policies that assist youth in foster care in taking advantage of the benefits of Extended Foster Care and to streamline access to safe and stable housing. Kristin has elevated youth and kinship caregiver voices through listening sessions and focus groups, surveys and grassroots advocacy efforts and trainings.
Kristin previously advocated for several leading trade associations and served as deputy director, legislation for the California Housing and Community Development Department. Kristin earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Foundation Board of Directors.