PRINCIPAL, FAMILY DEFENSE CONSULTING
FOUNDER AND CO-CHAIR, UNITED FAMILY ADVOCATES
AUTHOR, THEY TOOK THE KIDS LAST NIGHT: HOW THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM PUTS FAMILIES AT RISK (ABC-CLIO NOVEMBER 2, 2018)
Dedicated to changing the system to make it better and fairer.
As the Founder, Executive Director/Legal Director of the Family Defense Center (2005-2016) and its Legal Director (2016-2017), Diane Redleaf initiated and co-led over a dozen civil rights cases and changed the law in Illinois through precedential cases. The agency she sued dozens of times (DCFS) credited her with making the system "better and fairer." Her work exonerated tens of thousands of families and advancing the rights of families to remain together.
Through all her professional and community service activities, Diane builds on her decades of work as a pioneering leader in protecting the rights of families to raise their children.
READ THIS NEW PROFILE OF DIANE (JULY 11, 2019) IN THE MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE:
Protecting children by defending families' rights for decades.
DIANE'S BOOK, THEY TOOK THE KIDS LAST NIGHT, TELLS DRAMATIC STORIES OF INNOCENT FAMILIES DIANE AND HER COLLEAGUES HAVE DEFENDED IN TRIALS, APPEALS, CIVIL RIGHTS CASES AND POLICY ARENAS.