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Valerie Davis, Assistant Director for Client Services - Ms. Davis has been with the Children’s Rights Society since 1996.  She was appointed to the position of Assistant Director in 2008.  Previously she was employed as an Investigator by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County from 1987 to 1996. From 1974 to 1987 she was a teacher at Head Start in Ulster County. She holds a B.A. in Social Work/Sociology from SUNY New Paltz.

Susan Reichardt, Child Advocate - Ms. Reichardt joined the Children’s Rights Society as a Paralegal/Investigator in 1999, and was appointed to the position of Child Advocate in 2008.  Ms. Reichardt previously spent 19 years with the NCR Corporation.  She holds Bachelors Degrees in both Paralegal Studies and Social Work

Jennifer Sercander
, Caseworker - Ms. Sercander joined our office in 2011.  She has 20 years of experience with various human services agencies in Orange County, including the Dispute Resolution Center, the Youth Advocate Program, and the Middletown Alcohol Crisis Center.  She holds a B.S. in Adolescent Psychology and Juvenile Delinquency from SUNY Empire College. 


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