Elizabeth Yore

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Elizabeth Yore

Elizabeth Yore served as Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc. for the last 5 years. In that position, she acted  as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate both with the Oprah Winfrey Show and in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Prior to that position, Liz was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois statewide child welfare agency. At DCFS, Liz created the first missing child unit, which required the DCFS to immediately notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when a foster child went missing. Illinois has been the leader in that initiative. She also spearheaded a program to aggressively prosecute human trafficking cases in the department.  Prior to DCFS, Liz was General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia, and its first Director of the International Division handling international child abduction cases. She now blogs at Yorechildren.com, twitters@elizabethyore and consults internationally in child exploitation cases.

Recent Posts

The Blame Game

"Till at last,  the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges ... More

Where in the World is Hillary?

What was the Secretary of State doing during the weeks running up to the dangerous September 11th anniversary? During the Democratic Convention (Sept. 3-6), the political pundits chuckledthat Secr... More

The Bully Pulpit

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ~Mahatma Gandhi President Teddy Roosevelt first coined the phrase, “Bully Pulpit.” He described the White... More

Where is the next Sandusky?

“They've done it before and they'll do it again and when they do it -- seems that only the children weep.” -Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird" Remember when sports pundits called the Penn St... More

Facebook Status: Unfriendly

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ~Albert Einstein 27 year old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived in New York this week to promote Facebook’s reco... More

The King has spoken

Please welcome this guest post by Elizabeth Yore, who served as Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc. Previously, she was General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for 8 year... More



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