Garry Bevel

Garry Bevel is the Children’s Ombudsperson with the System of Care Initiative (SOCI) in Jacksonville, Florida, where he works to ensure the rights of all children. Previously, Garry was Director of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Youth-at-Risk where he worked to develop policy, strategies, and implementation practices to address the needs of youth and the unique issues that place them at risk. Garry also served as Assistant Staff Director for the ABA’s Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth, which provides the legal and social services community with the advocacy tools they need to successfully represent LGBTQ youth in foster care.