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Marjorie Moore

2019 Visonary of the Year

Marjorie has been in the child welfare industry for 15 years Marjorie has worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) for 15 years. Marjorie has been a Litigation Attorney for the Department out of the General Counsel’s office. She has also represented the Department at Juvenile Court on both the abuse and neglect calendars and delinquency calendars. Presently, she is the Chief of Asian American Affairs for the (IDCFS). Marjorie has previously served as the Chairperson of the IDCFS’ Asian American Advisory Council and she is one of the founding council members. She also serves on the Governor’s Asian American Employment Plan Advisory Council as the Department’s representative. Prior to her tenure with the State of Illinois she practiced law in the private sector. Prior to her legal career she worked in the child welfare industry in several different capacities—Boystown National Hotline; Boystown
assistant family teacher, Seneca Center foster care center, to name a few capacities.

In her private time, she is an Executive Board Member on the Julian Grace Foundation. She serves as the Secretary on the board. She has been a guest speaker at local colleges and universities. She also is the pet guardian of an adorable puppy who keeps her from being selfish and losing herself in work.

Marjorie Moore received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana.  She was born in Viet Nam and has been in the United States since 1972.

Marjorie has worked in the child welfare industry for most of her career in several different capacities.  She has worked in direct care as an assistant family teacher, as a hotline crisis counselor, foster care support worker, court room attorney, litigation attorney and now as a state-wide administrator for Asian American children and families.