Cristina is senior counsel with the ABA Center on Children and the Law. She works with the Permanency Barriers Project, helping Pennsylvania child welfare agencies and courts reduce the time children spend in foster care. As co-director of the Center’s Immigration Project, she provides guidance for attorneys representing immigrant parties in the dependency system, and shares promising practices for dependency courts and agencies working with immigrant families. Cristina also provides legislative analysis of and technical assistance on kinship care issues, and serves as a regional liaison for the Capacity Building Center for Courts.