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What Is The VOC?  

The VOC is comprised of Kentucky foster care youth and alumni aged 16-22 and is instrumental in communicating to foster/adoptive parents, out of home care staff and community partners the issues and needs of youth in care and those who have aged out of the system.

​The VOC is a diverse group of young people who come together to advocate for positive change for youth that are in state’s care. Members of the VOC work closely with various people including DCBS staff, judges, CASA staff, state officials, private childcare agencies, educators and many more. The VOC also works with current and former foster youth to develop strategies for a brighter future as well as to educate them about their rights, responsibilities, available resources and the policies that effect their life.

Dante, Murray

Interested in Joining the VOC?

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VOC Member

I am Dante Lynox and I am the chairperson of the VOC. I am 21, worked on the VOC since 2020 and currently in college for my BSW. I have experience with an independent living program and have used different resources. If you see me or hear my name at a event feel free to talk to me or trade contact information if you need a friendly chat or some help with resources. 

Member information coming soon.


Cailey, Owingsville

Cailey is currently living her story but will be sharing it with you soon!


VOC Member

Member info coming soon.

Independent Living Coordinators

George Duvall,

East ILC



West ILC

Transitional Services Branch Staff

Paula Saenz,

Branch Manager


Lorraine Wilbur,

Chafee Program Administrator

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