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Author: Victor Feraru

Victor Feraru Victor Feraru received his Juris Doctorate from SIU Law in Carbondale, Ill. In 2018, Feraru was named one of 20 top law students in the country by the National Jurist Magazine. Feraru worked as a volunteer for the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, as its social media assistant. He also served as an extern for two U.S. District Court Judges, three separate terms, during his law school career. Feraru served as a Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 law clerk for the Illinois State's Attorney's Office in Southern Illinois. Feraru was a member of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' Children’s Justice Task Force. Prior to being adopted as an adult, he lived in over 40 foster homes, 3 group homes, and had been homeless in his teens and early twenties.

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Foster Boy

Chicago attorney examines for-profit foster system in 'Foster Boy'

January 16, 2020

Chicago attorney and playwright Jay Paul Deratany was already a successful practitioner of the law when the case came across his desk.  Something was different about it.  It involved a woman who’d brought a 15- year-old-boy into her home