April Lee is CLS’ first Director of Client Voice. In this role, April ensures the inclusion of CLS clients’ lived experiences in internal and external work and advocacy at all levels. April joined CLS as Peer Parent Advocate in the Family Advocacy Unit, the first person in a role of this kind in Legal Services in Pennsylvania. April’s lived experience with the Child Welfare system gives her a perspective and empathy that helps her to advocate for and assist people going through similar situations. April sits on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Opioid Abuse Child Impact Task Force, and has helped guide some of the research surrounding the Opioid Epidemic as part of the City of Philadelphia’s Don’t Take the Risk awareness campaign. April lives her life in service to others, from feeding the homeless, facilitating life skills groups, mentoring women throughout the community, to taking care of her family. When not working on other’s needs April has a passion for writing and has performed her poetry on many stages throughout the City of Philadelphia and abroad.