Jeff Hild, Shawndell Dawson, and Katherine Chon

Recorded November 20, 2023 Archived November 20, 2023 50:09 minutes
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Jeff Hild, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Katherine Chon, Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), and Shawndell Dawson, Director of ACF’s new Office on Family Violence Prevention and Services (OFVPS), discuss its creation in March 2023. They highlight the impact of joining efforts against trafficking, exploitation, and gender-based violence across all ACF programs. They share insights on the growth of culturally specific services in ACF and the benefits of culturally responsive programming. The leaders also share reflections on the question “What is your ‘why’?” and discuss what draws each of them to ACF’s mission of serving children and families.


  • Shawndell Dawson
  • Jeff Hild
  • Katherine Chon

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