Janay Eustace, Deputy Director

Janay Eustace is a former member of the Sacramento Chapter, which she became involved in during her time in the foster care system. Janay graduated from Sacramento State University Graduate where she received a Master of Social Work Degree and serves as a Clinical Social Worker in the Sacramento Community. Janay advocated to establish Sacramento State University’s Guardian Scholars Program which continues to support current and former foster youth today. She worked for California Youth Connection (CYC) as a volunteer and employee for many years in many different roles. Janay helped to implement the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB 12) and implementation as a CYC employee.  

She also worked for the California Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), working closely with California’s county child welfare agencies in legislation. Janay has worked as a Sacramento County Child Protective Services Social Worker. Janay spent some time at the California Department of Social Services gaining the State perspective as well. Janay most recently worked at the Youth Law Center as a Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Champion and Youth Engagement Lead. Further, Janay is a dedicated advocate and speaker for child welfare reform. CYC’s youth-led vision is fundamental to Janay and she is committed to ensuring the integrity. 

Janay is also an immensely proud wife, mother to three amazing boys, sister/chosen sister, God-mom, and aunty.