Petra Jodlova joins CVAA as Practice Development Manager We are pleased to introduce CVAA’s new Practice Development Manager, Petra Jodlova, who joined the team on 4 September. Petra came to CVAA from the Youth Justice Legal Centre, part of the charity Just for Kids Law, where she worked as the Project and Development Manager. At YJLC Petra led on the provision of much-needed legally accurate information, guidance, and training on youth justice law. Petra has successfully delivered two annual Youth Justice Summits in London (featured in the Justice Gap magazine) and over twenty high-profile specialist youth justice training sessions to solicitors, barristers, judges, and youth offending teams. Prior to this, she managed the Education Programme and the UK School Meal Programme at The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK. Petra holds an MSc in Politics from the University of Surrey. Petra has hit the ground running, and in her first month at CVAA has organised a number of workshops and trainings, including: Assessing and Matching Prospective Adopters – 30 October Facing New Frontiers in Post-Commencement Adoptions – training for LA and RAA practitioners – 11 November (London) and 20 November (Birmingham) Safeguarding in Adoption – 3 December Transitions – 23 January 2020 With her ability to project manage large events and specialised trainings alike, Petra is also hard at work planning CVAA’s events calendar for 2020/21 as well as upcoming members’ events. Petra manages CVAA’s Practice Development Programme. You can contact her on [email protected].