ASU Now: Quintana receives 'Everyday Heroes Award'

Monday, July 30, 2018

ASU now announced that Prevent Child Abuse Arizona presented Morrison Institute policy analyst Erica Quintana with its “Everyday Heroes Award” at its annual conference. Quintana is the author of a five-part series of reports on child neglect in Arizona.

Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids” explored how neglect is the primary cause of children coming into the state’s foster care system. Her findings shed light on the nuances and circumstances surrounding neglect, including issues such as parental substance abuse, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and financial hardship.

“This award is a testament to Erica’s inclusive style in which she presents original, objective data and then engages with community leaders to seek their localized interpretation and understand what it might mean for strategic prevention efforts at a local level,” said Andrea Whitsett, director of Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

READ: Morrison Institute analyst given 'Everyday Heroes Award' for research on child neglect