"Under our Constitution, the condition of being a boy does not justify a kangaroo court."

In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967)

Legal Learning Manager

Kendall Marlowe, MA, JD, is the legal learning manager for CWTS and faculty instructor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Kempe Center. He loves helping the child welfare workforce understand how to use the law to produce better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families.

Kendall served as executive director of the National Association of Counsel for Children and as deputy director and bureau chief of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He holds a master’s from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, where he received the Wilma Walker Honor Award, and a JD and certificate in child and family law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was an Honorary Child Law Fellow. His direct service experience includes working with homeless and aging-out youth on Chicago’s south side. As a writer and editor, he was responsible for the weekly blog Children, Families and the Law and oversaw the publishing of the third edition of Child Welfare Law and Practice, the leading national treatise on child welfare law.

Kendall grew up in a family that welcomed six foster youth, and as an adult he has been a foster and adoptive parent. Away from the office, he reads and writes and laughs at the jokes told by his amazing, incomparable grandchildren.


Kendall.Marlowe@ucdenver.edu