Liaison Profile: Aleta Beaupied

July-August 2010

Aleta Beaupied pictured Aleta Beaupied can pass through or near most of her ten liaison counties by driving along California's Highway 395, which stretches north from the Mojave Desert near Los Angeles through the austere splendor of the Eastern Sierra, all the way to the Oregon border. Aleta serves as the liaison to El Dorado, Inyo, Kern, Modoc, Riverside, Sierra, Trinity, and Tulare Counties. An attorney with the AOC's Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) since 2000, Aleta works with the Juvenile Court Assistance Team (JCAT). After earning her bachelor's degree in humanities and special education from Michigan State University, she got her law degree from Hastings College of the Law. Aleta was in private practice, representing parents and children in juvenile dependency and family law custody cases, for 18 years before she joined CFCC. Before law school, Aleta spent six years teaching English and Special Education in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Aleta assures us that she loves working with the counties for reasons other than that they are magnificently beautiful and offer many opportunities for exploration. "I've been visiting my counties since 2000, and have gotten to know the court staff, probation staff, and child welfare professionals who are all devoted, caring individuals with genuine interest in the children and families we all serve. It is a pleasure to work with them and learn about all the innovative, exciting projects within their counties." She does admit that while working with the courts she has found "delightful places to go backpacking" that offer close-up encounters with "the stunning beauty of the Eastern Sierras."

Aleta decided to work at the AOC to use her direct service experience in child welfare and family law and apply it to policy initiatives. Through her work at the agency, she has witnessed significant positive policy change at the county and statewide levels. "I've seen many improvements in my 28 years involved in child welfare," she said. "One notable advance is that more attention and resources have been devoted to foster care youth who are making the transition to living independently."

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